Stargirl is about a girl who comes out of homeschool into high school. Everyone thinks she is strange until she gets on the cheerleading team and almost leads her basketball team to the championship. But, eventually the team lost and everyone blamed it on Stargirl. Everyone hated her for just being different except for Leo, who likes Stargirl but is torn between her and the rest of the school crowd. He must then choose whether to continue being Stargirl’s friend or be just like any of the other students at Mica High. Eventually, everyone ends up liking her although, she soon disappears and is never seen again. Her legacy still stands at Mica High to this day.
My favorite part of Stargirl was when she started singing Happy Birthday to people and their reactions. I thought the ending was so sad, Leo never even got to she her at the Ball! And then she just vanishes!
I liked this book so much, that I decided to start reading another one of Jerry Spinelli’s books: Eggs.