Book Review: Love, Stargirl – Jerry Spinelli
Love, Stargirl picks up a year after Stargirl ends and reveals the new life of the beloved character who moved away so suddenly at the end of Stargirl. The novel takes the form of “the world’s longest letter,” in diary form, going from date to date through a little more than a year’s time. In her writing, Stargirl mixes memories of her bittersweet time in Mica, Arizona, with involvements with new people in her life.
In Love, Stargirl, we hear the voice of Stargirl herself as she reflects on time, life, Leo, and – of course – love.
3/5 stars (liked it)
I liked this follow up book but not as much as the first one. Although it was nice to see where Stargirl moved to and how she was affected by the way things went with Leo. It was her first love and she even tried to change who she was for it. But in the end she knew she would never be happy except to be herself. This book is filled with very interesting characters and some other non-common names. I like that this was from Stargirl’s point of view. I almost wish there was a 5 years after follow up to see where Leo and Stargirl are and if they will ever find each other again.