Monday, September 03, 2007
Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
The much awaited sequel to Stargirl picks up a year after the conclusion of the first book. Stargirl has moved from Arizona, resumed her homeschooling, and made friends with a bizarre assortment of people - six year old Dootsie, agoraphobic Betty Lou, fiesty Alvina, and grave-side vigilant, Charlie. Although I am a HUGE fan of the first book, I have to agree with the many critics who say the sequel falls short, partially because it is written in the form of letters to long-lost Leo, Stargirl's first love. I'll be honest- it isn't the original, but I am glad to have Stargirl back.