Stargirl has moved to Pennsylvania - far away from the Arizona town where she found love, and where she left her imprint. In this new town she begins to acquire a motley crew of friends. There is Betty Lou who is afraid to leave her house, a chatty five year old "human bean" named Dootsie, a developmentally challenged boy named Arnold and a man named Charlie who has lost his wife and is still grieving. There is also Perry who may be stealing Stargirl's heart along with a few other things.
In this new place without the boy she cared for so deeply, will Stargirl lose her joie de vivre and her uniquely refreshing positive outlook on life? A wonderful wandering through layers of human experiences, feelings and hopes with our trusted guide, Stargirl. (This is the sequel to Stargirl)
280 pages 9780375913754 Ages 11-15
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com
LOVE, 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 world's longest letter," in diary form, going from date to date through a little more than a year's 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.---from the publisher