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4 out of 5
Based on 927 Ratings and 927 Reviews

Book Description
"She was homeschooling gone amok." "She was an alien." "Her parents were circus acrobats." These are only a few of the theories concocted to explain Stargirl Caraway, a new 10th grader at Arizona's Mica Area High School who wears pioneer dresses and kimonos to school, strums a ukulele in the cafeteria, laughs when there are no jokes, and dances when there is no music. The whole school, not exa... More
Book Information
PublisherAlfred A. Knopf
BindingPaperback (49 editions)
Reading LevelYoung Adults
# of Pages208
Publication Date05/14/2002
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About Jerry Spinelli (Author) : Jerry Spinelli (b. February 1, 1941, Norristown, Pennsylvania) is a noted children's author, specializing on novels written for and about early adolesence. Among his books are Milkweed, Space Station ... more
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11/8/2012 William Yu tagged as: I recommend

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1/2/2010 Shelley HW

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9/9/2009 Debbie Dadey said: I want to be more like Stargirl. I know the name put off my middle school son. He was sure it was told by a girl.
tags: I read

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7/26/2009 Trina Gaal

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7/19/2009 Michael Ferrari

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6/30/2009 Nicole Downing said: Visit my blog for a review on this book http://snikysnake.blogspot.com/
tags: I read

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6/24/2009 julia b tagged as: I recommend, I read

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2/4/2009 Linda Hildonen tagged as: Inspired me

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10/25/2008 Angela Mann said: 428913
tags: young adult, realistic

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6/27/2008 Lesa Boutin

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6/27/2008 Holly Cupala tagged as: Inspired me

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5/2/2008 Julie Shore said: This is my 8-year old's "Favorite book ever", which says it all. She really identified with the main character. We can all remember the first book that ever spoke to our souls--this is hers.
tags: I recommend

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2/26/2008 Lynndy Bennett said: Loved it! If only there were more people with the integrity and insouciance of Stargirl...
tags: I recommend, Inspired me, I read

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1/12/2008 Tracy O'Daniel

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12/7/2007 Stephenie Hovland said:
I've read this book before, but recently got the audiobook version from the library (John Ritter reads it.) My girls and I listened to it in the van as we travelled back and forth to school. I love it! There's something about Stargirl herself that is mesmerizing. And, I think the fact that it's Y... more

tags: I recommend, I read

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7/29/2007 Little Willow tagged as: I Read, I Read

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7/20/2007 Little Willow tagged as: I Read, I Read

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