"Maybe it was the angle, but her fawn's eyes, looking up at me, seemed larger than ever. I had to make an effort to keep my balance lest I fall into them."
I'm in awe and still in awe for this is my second time to read it. I still wonder if such a person exists. Stargirl is one of the unique characters you will encounter in the literature world. She is also one that we should admire. Through this book, Jerry Spinelli showed how we badly want to be accepted in the society that we sometimes tend to change ourselves or even forget it to attain popularity or acceptance. When someone is not alike us, we tend to think that that person's uniqueness is weird. Like what happened to Stargirl. People think she's just doing those things for attention, she's a fake. When in fact she's the only real thing in that school. We are like Leo at times, we tend to just hide our real feelings or opinions just to conform. We remain silent or apathetic even if we are disagreeing and shouting inside. We always care about what people think. It matters to us that bad that sometimes we tend to be insensitive of what others feel. Another is that, I think it's true and it really happens, that we tend to forget one's kindness and still judge them. I guess Stargirl helped me realize these things. No matter how hard they pull her down, Stargirl still spreads her wings to fly and shed them light....Continua
Let's put our hands together for the lovely non-conformist heroine!
This is probably one of my favorite rainy-day books.
It is a easy read (a potential "one sitting book") with just enough poetry for it to be appreciated by the literary scholar and still be appealing to the bored teenager.