✷ [BOOKS] ✫ Stargirl By Jerry Spinelli ❁ – Bluevapours.co.uk A celebration of nonconformity a tense, emotional tale about the fleeting, cruel nature of popularity and the thrill and inspiration of first love Ages Leo Borlock follows the unspoken rule at Mica A A celebration of nonconformity a tense, emotional tale about the fleeting, cruel nature of popularity and the thrill and inspiration of first love AgesLeo Borlock follows the unspoken rule at Mica Area High School don t stand out under any circumstances Then Stargirl arrives at Mica High and everything changes for Leo and for the entire school Afteryears of home schooling, Stargirl bursts into tenth grade in an explosion of color and a clatter of ukulele music, enchanting the Mica student bodyBut the delicate scales of popularity suddenly shift, and Stargirl is shunned for everything that makes her different Somewhere in the midst of Stargirl s arrival and rise and fall, normal Leo Borlock has tumbled into love with herIn a celebration of nonconformity, Jerry Spinelli weaves a tense, emotional tale about the fleeting, cruel nature of popularity and the thrill and inspiration of first love.
When Jerry Spinelli was a kid, he wanted to grow up to be either a cowboy or a baseball player Lucky for us he became a writer insteadHe grew up in rural Pennsylvania and went to college at Gettysburg College and Johns Hopkins University He has publishedthan books and has six children and grandchildrenJerry Spinelli began writing when he was not much older than the hero of his book Maniac Magee After his high school football team won a big game, his classmates ran cheering through the streets all except Spinelli, who went home and wrote a poem about the victory When his poem was published in the local paper, Spinelli decided to become a writer instead of a major league shortstopIn most of his books, Spinelli writes about events and feelings from his own childhood He also gets a lot of material from his seven adventurous kids Spinelli and his wife, Eileen, also a children s book author, live in Pennsylvania.
- 186 pages
- Jerry Spinelli
- 09 May 2019 Jerry Spinelli