Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli Stargirl is a very thought- provoking book. The author, Jerry Spinelli has an amazing voice throughout it. Like if you read it, you can just know that this book is by Jerry Spinelli without reading the cover. I think he is such an amazing writer. He has this talent to just know to capture the reader- he’s not particularly good at anything else, but his writing makes you feel you’re in the story because you understand everything. You want to know what happens next, and when you read it, it links to another event, you want to read more, and so on. The way he describes it is that he makes it seem everything is so interesting or exciting or sad or angry and makes the reader so emotional. I wish I could do the same with my writing. Jerry Spinelli’s plots are always so unusual. This book talked about individuality and nonconformity. I mean, there are a lot of books that are similar, but this book has this main character called Stargirl. She is new to Mica Area High School, and she is different than anybody else. At first, she is really popular but later she gets shunned for her differences. The narrator, Leo, is also a Mica High student, and he finds her so different and fascinating. They later become in a relationship, but Leo doesn’t like it because he is shunned as much as Stargirl. So he goes to Archie. Archie is a mentor and teacher to both Stargirl and Leo. He tells Leo to answer only one question: Who’s affection do you value more, hers or them? This part touches me really deeply and I almost cried because this part was really sad. It was also my favorite because this scene finally decided if Leo really did love Stargirl and embrace her individuality. At first, Leo didn’t understand the question, but later when he did, he didn’t want to answer it because he didn’t want to know if his answer was true. Leo wasn’t a protagonist or antagonist at the same time. He was the one who made the biggest mistakes in the books, but it seemed
From the beginning, Stargirl is a fish out of water. She's the new girl at school, and that means she has a tough crowd to please. She was home schooled until now and she started school because she wanted to make friends, but she had a very odd way of because she ended up making the whole school mad at her. She is a girl with sand colored hair and freckles. She looked quite ordinary but she most defiantly did not act that way. She is a girl who absolutely cannot be boxed in, pigeonholed….
Stargirl by: Jerry Spinelli
Spinelli uses a variety of meanings to show how a girl named Stargirl, struggles her way through the tenth grade as an abnormal teen. He uses imagery, diction, tone, and voice to narrow down how Stargirl relates to everybody else.
The way Spinelli uses imagery is to make a picture with words. For instance, Spinelli makes Leo describe Stargirl; “ She wore an off-white dress so long it covered her shoes. It had ruffles around the neck and cuffs and looked….
Throughout the book Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli, there are many literary allusions. Most relate to other books, but some relate to real life. Stargirl is cheering at a basketball game. Unfortunately they are losing. There, Leo makes an interesting observation. “A kid names Ron Kovac. He stood six-foot-eight and averaged thirty points per game. Our players looked like five Davids flailing against Goliath” (69). This quote relates to the biblical story about David and Goliath. In the story, Goliath….
Stargirl and Leo have had an impact and everyone in Mica High. In fact I often found myself comparing myself to Leo. Leo is not afraid to be himself. They both have very out going personalities. In this essay I am going to compare myself to Leo to see how we relate, how we are different and how our personalities have changed throughout the book and my life.
Leo has a very curious personality, he is often trying to find the truth and does not let a case go. There are many differences, I am not one….
In the story, ”Stargirl” by Jerry Spinelli, there are a lot of main characters. The main characters are Leo, Stargirl, Kevin, and Hillari. There are also many other side characters, like Mr. Robineau and Archie. In this essay, I am going to talk about all of the main characters characteristics and so, but I will also be talking about the student body in general. First I will be talking about Leo.
Leo is a man of inaction. He is characterized as cowardly by the things….
Stargirl Persuasive Essay
I believe that true love is all that one needs in life, but being true to yourself is way more important and that can fit in any scenarios and here's one. Leo should accept stargirl the way she is because her opinion should only matter and if he really loves her he should not try and change her and stay with her.
Leo and Stargirl “Loved” each other. I know that Leo and Stargirl loved each other because in chapter 24 the author writes [Painted on the sheet in broad red….
This will tell you some things about this girl named Stargirl who is in the 10th grade.
Stargirl is unique in many ways. First, her name is really strange. Second, she cheers for both teams during a game. Finally she says the pledge of allegiance in a weird way.
Stargirl conforms by being on the hot seat and taking it literally and she became a cheerleader. The reason Stargirl was on the hot seat was to become popular because that is where every popular person goes. She became a cheerleader to make….
Christina/Pd. 5 Stargirl Acrostic Poem
Stargirl attends Mica High school in Mica Arizona. Stargirl also likes to change her mane to the way she feels.
Tons of students in Mica follow her by what she does in school. Stargirl is the next big thing. Stargirl dresses very uniquely like wearing a kimono, dressing like Little Bo Peep, etc… Stargirl is very unselfish and only cares about others and how they feel.
All of the cheer leaders think it’s a great idea to put Stargirl on the Cheerleading team….
Stargirl is the embodiment of nonconformity, she cheers for both teams in sports, she carries a rat around school, serenades students with her ukulele at lunch, and she is kind to everyone. When Stargirl enters public high school at Mica High, she inspires a change in the unremarkable student body. She gives the students individuality and school pride. The students adapt so strongly to their new identities and school pride that Stargirl becomes an outcast. Leo Borlock however, is swept off his feet….
Critical Analysis Paper
Stargirl, a realistic fiction novel written by Jerry Spinelli, was published in New York in 2000. The novel would be a great read for children around the fourth-grade to sixth-grade reading level. The book discusses nonconformity and identity that many children face throughout their school years. Stargirl emphasizes an impactful message for young adolescents regarding personal identity and finding yourself.
The book is narrated by Leo Borlock, a junior at Mica Area High School….