Yesterday I taught basic Mouse at the public library. While there I checked out an arm load of books. Last night I asked my youngest to grab a book for me to read as I was in bed. I nearly finished Stargirl then but was just too sleepy. I finished it in about thirty minutes today after homeschool. It was fabulous!
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli is about a 16 year old boy going to a typical high school in Arizona. One day a new girl arrives. Rumored to have always been homeschooled Stargirl is different in all kinds of ways. She doesn’t walk through the halls she dances. She sings Happy Birthday to people in the school cafeteria while strumming a ukulele. She has a pet mouse that travels everywhere with her. The students become fascinated and horrified by her in turns. It’s a great book for the middle school set or the YA lover.
Check your local library or buy your copy on Amazon.
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