Love, Stargirl (Stargirl, #2) by Jerry SpinelliLOVE, 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 worlds longest letter, in diary form, going from date to date through a little more than a years 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.
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Love, Stargirl Summary & Study Guide
Love, Stargirl is a young adult novel by Jerry Spinelli. The book is the sequel to the New York Times bestselling book, Stargirl , and centers on "the world's longest letter" in diary form. It picks up where the previous novel left off after Stargirl left Mica High and describes her bittersweet memories in the town of Mica, Arizona along with the involvements of new people in her life, in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. New in town, homeschooled, and feeling rejected by Leo, the year-old narrator of the first book who had fallen under her spell, she is lonely and sad—her "happy wagon," where she keeps stones representing her level of happiness, is almost empty. She befriends Dootsie, a noisy but lovable 6-year-old who takes a shine to Stargirl and wants to switch. Dootsie introduces her to Betty Lou, an agoraphobic elderly woman.
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Love, Stargirl is the story of seventeen-year-old Stargirl Caraway's adjustment to her new town after leaving behind her friends in a move to Phoenixville, Pennsylvania for her final year of high school. At the opening of the novel, it is clear that Stargirl is extremely lonely for her friends back home, particularly her ex-boyfriend, Leo Borlock. The entire novel is comprised of letters written to Leo from Stargirl in the wake of her move.