REVIEW Ê Stargirl

REVIEW Stargirl

REVIEW Ê Stargirl ô A celebration of nonconformity; a tense emotional tale about the fleeting cruel nature of popularity and the thrill and inspiration of first love Ages 12Leo 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 schoThing changes for Leo and for the entire school After 15 years 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 m. Stargirl Stargirl #1 Jerry Spinelli Stargirl is a young adult novel written by American author Jerry Spinelli and first published in 2000 The word begins with a brief introduction to Leo at the age of twelve and chronicles his move from his home state of Pennsylvania to Arizona Before the move his Uncle Pete gives Leo a porcupine necktie as a farewell present inspiring him to collect like it After his collection is mentioned in a local newspaper Leo receives a second porcupine necktie for his birthday left anonymously by Stargirl The story picks up four years later with the arrival of Stargirl Caraway Leo learns that up until this point she has been home schooled but even that doesn't seem to excuse her strange behavior; for example she comes to school in strange outfits kimonos buckskin 1920's flapper clothes and pioneer clothes She is so different that at first the student body does not know what to make of her Hillari Kimble the most popular girl at Leo's school declares that Stargirl is a fake and speculation and rumors abound One of Stargirl's uirks is singing happy birthday to students when it is their birthday bringing her ukulele to school to do so When Hillari orders Stargirl not to sing to her on her birthday Stargirl sings Hillari’s name but directs the song to Leo and mentions in front of everyone that she thinks he is cute Though at first rejected by most of the students Stargirl gains a measure of popularity by joining the cheerleading suad Students mimic her behavior and at lunch she no longer sits alone Her antics on the suad spark a boom in audience attendance at sporting events تاریخ خوانش روز ششم ماه نوامبر سال 2016 میلادیعنوان دختر ستاره ای؛ نویسنده جری اسپینلی؛ مترجم فریده اشرفی؛ تهران، ایرانبان، 1386، در 240 ص؛چاپ سوم 1390؛ در 233 ص؛ شابک 9789642980055؛ چاپ چهارم در 233 ص؛ موضوع داستانهای نویسندگان امریکایی سده 20 مداستان دختری شانزده ساله، مدرسه، بلوغ، نوجوانی، صداقت جوانی، و البته که عاشق عشق نیز هست؛ همان «استار گرل»، که با رفتارش، دبیرستان «مایکا»، در آریزونای امریکا را، دگرگون میکند؛ ایشان در لباس پوشیدن، و رفتار، با دیگران متفاوت است؛ عاشق یاری رساندن به افراد تنها، و درمانده ی جامعه است؛ رابطه ی او با «لئو»، پسر همکلاسی اش، که همانند او نیست، ارتباطی عاشقاته است؛ او مورد توجه خیلی هاست؛ اما چون متفاوت است، و دگراندیش، عده ای دوستش ندارند، و از او میخواهند «همانند همه باشد»؛ اما «استارگرل»، تاب نمیآورد؛ او حق دارد خود خودش باشد؛ اما جامعه ی کوچک مدرسه ی او، چنان رفتاری را نمیپذیرند، و او به ناچار، مدرسه را ترک میکند، در حالیکه جای پایش در بسیاری از رفتارهای دیگران، دیده میشود دختر ستاره ای عاشق صلح است، عاشق عکس گرفتن از «پیتر» است؛ عاشق کمک کردن برای لانه سازی پرنده هاست و ادامه ی داستان ؛ ا شربیانی


A celebration of nonconformity; a tense emotional tale about the fleeting cruel nature of popularity and the thrill and inspiration of first love Ages 12Leo Borlock follows the unspoken rule at Mica Area High School don't stand out under any circumstances Then Stargirl arrives at Mica High and every. Okay I'm going to say it Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli is a young adult classic maybe even a children's classic but that's really a cataloguing issue that I am ill euipped to discuss This designation raises the uestion What makes a book any book a classic For me it means a book that is timeless; something you can read years and years after it was written without the book losing its vibrancy A classic also needs to have memorable writing and characters It needs to speak to the reader It needs to be a book that you enjoy every time you read it or talk about it Classics are the books you want to immerse yourself in the books you wish you could live in with the characters that you wish were your friendsI'll say it again Stargirl is a classicThe story starts with Leo Borlock who moved to Mica Arizona at the age of twelve Around the time of his move Leo decided to start collecting porcupine neckties no easy task especially in Mica For two years Leo's collection stood at one tie Until his fourteenth birthday when an unknown someone presented Leo with his second tie someone who was watching from the sidelinesMica's unusual events don't stop there The story continues when Leo is a junior in high school On the first day the name on everyone's lips is Stargirl Formerly home schooled Stargirl is a sopho like no one Leo or any of the other Mica students has ever met beforeShe was elusive She was today She was tomorrow She was the faintest scent of a cactus flower the flitting shadow of an elf owl We did not know what to make of her In our minds we tried to pin her to corkboard like a butterfly but the pin merely went through and away she flewAfter finishing this book and recently reading Love Stargirl Spinelli's newly released seuel I have my own explanation Stargirl is magical She represents the kind of magic people need in their lives to appreciate the little things to dare to be different to be kind to strangers The kind of magic where you still believe things can be wondrousIn the story Leo soon realizes that Stargirl might be someone he could loveUnfortunately high school students don't always believe in or appreciate magic like Stargirl's As the school moves from fascination to adoration and finally to disdain Leo finds himself in an impossible position forced to choose between the girl he loves and his entire lifestyle Technically speaking I love everything about this book the characters the story the cover art This one has the full package Spinelli's writing throughout the story is perfect He captures Leo's fascination with Stargirl as well as his euivocation as he is forced to choose between Stargirl and the crowdStargirl is not a long book The writing is cogent sentences brief Nonetheless the text is rich This book never gets old or boring Spinelli creates a compelling utterly new narrative here with a charmingly memorable heroineYou can find this review and on my blog Miss Print

Jerry Spinelli ñ 1 REVIEW

StargirlAkes 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. I feel conflicted about this book I liked the message it had about nonconformity and kindness and being yourself and selflessness but I didn't like Stargirl I don't know if it's allowed to say I didn't like her but I didn't I respect her and admire her but there's such a thing as being too thoughtful and kind as in disregarding someone's feelings which really makes it thoughtless and not nice at all Like the idea of singing to people on their birthdays during lunch It's a nice idea but what about people who are painfully shy or even just regularly shy I don't think the author's right that we all like some validation and attention I think if I'd been faced with someone serenading me in the lunchroom in high school I would have either skipped school or skipped lunch because I would have been beyond mortified It would have made me sick I hate attention But she would have done it anyway That's what I mean and I guess that's what bothered me the most about her I think the goal to be outward oriented as in looking beyond ourselves is very good and something we should all strive for but I didn't like that she didn't take into consideration people's feelings There are lots of ways to make people feel validated and special or to feel that their sorrow is shared their successes are celebrated etc less flashy ways but they didn't seem to be a default for her Also she was too good too careless of people's opinions too saint like too selfless; I guess to me she felt too perfect not real She never felt like she could be a real person someone I could actually meet one day Too larger than life Anyway I guess I've got to give the book props for making me react so strongly; I certainly didn't come away from it feeling eh