Monday, December 12, 2011

Love, Stargirl

Love, Stargirl
A Guest Review, by Emily S.

Love, Stargirl, by Jerry Spinelli is about a unique teenager’s life. Stargirl is a kind, helpful person who likes to make everyone happy. She writes the longest letter in the world in a diary format to her good friend, Leo. The book's themes are the longest letter in the world and the winter solstice. I think the author’s purpose was to teach people about dedication like how Stargirl had dedicated her Thursday mornings to waking up before dawn and going to Calendar Hill and to educate people about new events and new words. This book is written from Stargirl's perspective. There are a lot of different moods and tones in this book. On one page she is sad and the next page she is jumping for joy. Stargirl starts writing the letter on January second, and the events take place all over town. This is Jerry Spinelli's second book of the Stargirl series. His first book was called Stargirl. The main character in this book is Stargirl. Anyone can read this book and like it. The book conveys its main points by building up to the point with lots of detail. The book fulfills its purpose quite well by showing Stargirl’s urge to go to Calendar Hill when she is hurt. Over all I liked the moods and actions that take place in the book. Another thing I really liked about the book was when Stargirl’s old friend, Archie, came to Stargirl’s winter solstice celebration. I thought that was really nice, but I did not like the way Avina, a young friend of Stargirl’s, acted. I think Jerry Spinelli did a good job writing the story. I think he could use a little more drama in the book so you couldn’t put the book down. I recommend this book to young teenagers because of the random acts of kindness, the purpose and the nice twists and turns spread throughout the book.

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