In Love Stargirl, we hear the voice of Stargirl herself as she reflects on time, life, Leo, and – of course – love. Read my review of Love Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli.
Book Review: Love Stargirl
This book is definitely not a stand alone. You will want to read the first book before reading this one or many of the events in this book will not make sense.
This book focuses on Stargirl and her life after the first book. Her family moves and we encounter her and a new cast of characters.
I didn’t enjoy this book as much as I did the first in the series. I spent much of the book thinking she had lost herself and it wasn’t the voice that I expected her to have. But in the end that makes sense as you endure the journey with her.
I loved the characters in this book. There were a few weird quirks – I mean what teenager is best friends with a six-year-old? But Spinelli did a great job of making you feel for them and cheer for them and want to cry for them.
And I loved the climax of the book – I won’t ruin it for you but it definitely choked me up a little reading it. The writing was so well done in that section that I was there in the scene.
I’ve always loved Jerry Spinelli books since I was a kid but I appreciate his writing style so much more now as an adult. He does a terrific job or world and character building.