She comes into high school, an unknown 10th grader, playing a ukulele, and everyone laughs. That lasts a couple of weeks, and then, suddenly, she is cool, and that lasts a couple of weeks. Now you've read about 50 pages, and the story begins. What is it like to be true to yourself? Is it something you can choose? This is THE book for pre-teens and teens to read about identity and peer pressure. Painting the social scene of an American high school with all its undercurrents and popularity contests, this book offers another approach to being yourself. It's a self that can celebrate others and doesn't have to commit itself to the "crowd" with all its rules and needs. Powerful and fabulous. One of my top five. It has a sequel: Love, Stargirl.