Love, Stargirl (Stargirl, #2) by Jerry Spinelli

Love, Stargirl (Stargirl, #2)

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 ...


Details Love, Stargirl (Stargirl, #2)

TitleLove, Stargirl (Stargirl, #2)
ISBN9780375913754
Author
Release DateAug 14th, 2007
PublisherKnopf Books for Young Readers
LanguageEnglish
GenreYoung Adult, Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Contemporary, Romance
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Reviews Love, Stargirl (Stargirl, #2)

  • Emma
    2007-08-21
    I just finished Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli. And I have not been able to pick up another book because I don't want to lose the feeling of satisfaction that came from finishing it. At first, I didn't think that this book could be as good as it's "prequel" Stargirl, but not I'm hard-pressed to say which was better.Love, Stargirl picks up where Stargirl left off. She has left Mica High in Arizona and, more importantly, her boyfriend Leo. The st...
  • Tulleskirt
    2008-02-01
    God, I am so elated right now. I just finished this book and it was, I am happy to say, just as extrordinary as the first.You know, I started reading this because I'm a senior in high school and I'm tired of assigned books of Great Literature. Don't get me wrong, The Scarlet Letter is one of my favorite novels ever, but I wanted something lighter and when I heard Stargirl, the book that WAS my sixth grade had a sequel...well, I ran out and got it...
  • Alyson
    2008-12-15
    Didn't love it.Stargirl was such a totally charming book. Open-ended somewhat, and I wanted to know what happened next.This is a sequel, I guess, a what-happens-sort-of-next and this time it's narrated by Stargirl. But it isn't the same Stargirl of the first book. All of the things Stargirl does and has done for years are absent here. There are flashes of Stargirl behavior, it's like this girl is a Stargirl wannabe who is sort of faking it.I was ...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2019-08-12
    Love, Stargirl (Stargirl, #2), Jerry SpinelliLove, Stargirl is a 2007 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 Phoenixvi...
  • Debbie
    2008-02-06
    I really liked Stargirl, so I was excited to read this sequel. But at first I found it unnerving to be reading Stargirl's point of view, her first-person narrative, instead of Leo's. Stargirl in Stargirl had seemed more a character in a story, but Stargirl in Love, Stargirl was suddenly a person, and at first I didn't like that. Reading her actual thoughts, and her reactions to her thoughts, removed her aura of mystery and magic and left her a re...
  • J-Lynn Van Pelt
    2007-11-14
    I was already worried about the premise of this book when I started reading it. What I loved about the original Stargirl is the mystery behind the exuberant, eccentric stranger who comes into Leo's life and turns everything upside down. The first book is about not conforming to expectations, being true to yourself, putting other people first, and learning to see beyond yourself. Archie even explains that star people are not meant to be understood...
  • Julie Zantopoulos
    2018-02-13
    I loved this book just as much as Stargirl. Oh gosh, Stargirl is so precious. I want her to stay that way forever, please never let her change. Again, some truly beautiful and lyrical lines in this book and plenty of annotated and tabbed passages as Stargirl writes letters to Leo and navigates a new life for herself away from him. It's a stunning look at getting over a first love, moving on while also nurturing that hope that someday, somehow, yo...
  • Lisa
    2008-03-03
    Dear Stargirl,You left me asking e tu Stargirl? I loved the first book about you and was excited to dive into this sequel written in letter/diary form by you. You were an amazing role model for young girls your age in your first book as an independent, free-spirited and eccentric girl. Even though you were different than other kids you were charming and I felt drawn to you. That's why I was so disappointed that you spent almost half of your next ...
  • Camilla
    2015-07-24
    Light, enjoyable and quite fun. But, I enjoyed the first book about Stargirl sooo much more.
  • Jennifer
    2007-11-26
    I was really disapointed in this book. I had high hopes because it is the sequel to one of my favorite books. The spirit of Stargirl wasn't as powerful or as meaningful in this book as the previous book. She was spending the year trying to get over Leo and her suffering from a broken heart in such a way didn't seem to be her. I also thought the theme of the book, to live in the moment and see where life takes you, was forced. I also thought that ...
  • Casey
    2007-10-03
    I was so excited when I heard this was coming out. SO EXCITED. I'm sorry to say, though, that I actually kind of hated it. Stargirl herself is kind of lame. All she does is moons over Leo and acts vaguely obnoxious. Why doesn't she have any friends her own age? The side characters are supposed to be wacky, but they just come off as forced. Also, they all seemed like less good versions of characters from Maniac Magee. Dootsie feels like a bad Hest...
  • Haleema
    2011-07-18
    I finished this super fast because Stargirl bored me to death and I skimmed through it.Anyway, like my rating, I thought this book was simply ok. I mean, there was nothing truly magnificent about it. The only characters that I seemed genuinely interested in were Archie and Perry. Wise, old man Archie. Mysterious, daring boy Perry. Stargirl just kept whining about her relationship with Leo. MOVE ON, LADY! Those little "codes" annoyed me to death. ...
  • Nadia Uhlenhaker
    2015-01-29
    Wow. Just, wow. Yet again, I have been introduced to Jerry Spinelli's FANTASTIC writing and characters.This book was better than the first. I LOVED reading from Stargirl's POV, and I fell in love with every single character. I cried a few times while reading this book, not because I was sad exactly, but because of various emotions that were all over the place. I felt all the feels. I thoroughly enjoyed the characters, and their growth. There wasn...
  • Kelly
    2007-09-14
    I was excited when I heard this book was coming out - a sequel to one of my favorite books, Stargirl. But it's a bit like those who write sequels to Jane Austen novels and Gone with the Wind. How could it possibly hold up? I think maybe its biggest problem is that this time Stargirl is the narrator. She was so mysterious and surprising in Stargirl because you didn't know what she was thinking and what she would do next. This is still a good book,...
  • Melissa Robinson
    2007-09-04
    One of my favorite characters from all of YA literature returns! Told from the point of view of Stargirl herself this time, the novel takes the form of a very long letter to her ex-boyfriend, Leo. Not quite as amazing as the orignal, Love, Stargirl takes a little while to get going. Spinelli seems to struggle with finding an authentic voice for his quirky but lovable character. Once he does, however, Stargirl shines as bright as ever. Reading thi...
  • Yas
    2020-04-28
    Nothing in this book even remotely lined up with the original Stargirl. She acted like a 5 year old in this book, and it was practically impossible for me to think of her as the 16 year old she was. It also didn’t feel like the same character. Like Spinelli couldn’t seem to capture anything from her perspective correctly. I feel like this was honestly just a last minute decision type of book. Jerry decided “you know what? i’m going to mak...
  • Tamara
    2007-08-30
    Three stars is more of a "grand scheme of things" than a "enjoyed in the moment" thing. Stargirl returns. The POV is now from Stargirl and not from Leo. This changes things. I feel like her voice gets lost a little in the transfer. Before you see Stargirl in this almost mythical proportion, because Leo is so enamored. When you hear things from her POV, she starts to seem more human, and slightly less magical. She doesn't lose her hippiness, which...
  • Michelle
    2007-12-26
    I looked back at my review for Stargirl to find inspiration to write this one, but I didn't review Stargirl! I'm not sure why because I thoroughly enjoyed the book.Love, Stargirl was just as good as Stargirl, but maybe even slightly better because this story was told by Stargirl herself in long letter/diary format. It was a nice contrast being in her head versus being in Leo's head as he observed his confident, non-conformist girlfriend win over ...
  • Dracolibris
    2007-10-08
    Oh Stargirl, how I missed you. You can make me laugh, cry, love and think really deep thoughts like no one else. And at the end of reading this, your second story, I just wanted to reach through the pages and give you a big hug to let you know it will all be all right. But you knew that already, didn't you? :-)Just as good as the first book, this volume finds Stargirl one year older and a lot sadder. Her happy bucket is almost empty of pebbles, a...
  • Amelia Oswald
    2018-03-05
    I cried real hard at the first half of the book.
  • Monique
    2011-03-15
    Love, Stargirl is the companion to Jerry Spinelli's bestselling novel Stargirl, this time told from the point of view of sixteen-year-old homeschooler Stargirl Caraway herself. From Arizona, the Caraways move to Pennsylvania where Stargirl starts afresh – albeit not without missing the great love of her life, Leo. In order to quell her feelings of loneliness because of the distance between her and Leo, she writes him letters: sh...
  • Maria Ella
    2015-04-17
    "The beam began to dissipate then, as the sun cleared the horizon and flooded the world with light. Still the people stayed, watching as the golden circle frayed and dissolved across the Blackbone. It reminded my of a movie that is so good the audience just sits there staring at the rolling credits after the lights go on. Suddenly the simple phrase "another day" had new meaning. In this companion book with Jerry Spinelli's Stargirl, we see the le...
  • Jason
    2020-02-11
    RE-READYes, I did it again, after rereading stargirl after I read it only a few weeks before,I just need to do it so the second book as well.And let me tell you, I loved it even more then the first time.Damn, this book is underrated. Let me tell you this, if you think this book is not worth it, and that stargirl was a good stand-alone (which it was), your wrong.This book gives you a look in her head. in her pain and her healing.And to see how suc...
  • Clare Cannon
    2010-04-28
    This is one of those rare reads where you can allow your heart to open up wide and let the story sink deep. A series for every teenage girl: just reading it makes you a better person, teaching you to laugh, to listen, to enjoy, to love, to care...In spite of the attractive eccentricity of the main character, Stargirl is more real than any other book for teens. It is set in the erratic climate of teen emotions, realistically depicted through ordin...
  • Vanessa Lalaine
    2015-03-19
    4.5 starsbecause when she dreams of love,she dreams of smashed potatoes.&&because love makes it's own magic ~ ~ ~I just have to say that I know a lot of people were/are still hesitant to read this sequelbecause it's in Stargirl's POV and knowing her thoughts and her inner workingswould mean losing her "other-worldlyness" and mysteriousness. But I find this so much more satisfying because we already met Stargirl "the legend"and in this book we g...
  • Kathryn
    2007-09-27
    I loved the book Stargirl so much that I was almost afraid to pick this one up. How could it possibly live up to the charming humor and insightful romance of the first book? I was sure a kid would die of cancer in a sorry attempt to make me cry, or Stargirl would fall in love with someone else and make me mad.This book caught me totally off guard. While no one dies, there is romance and relationships that rival the excellent storytelling of the f...
  • Meleece
    2009-06-18
    I had to stop reading because this book was driving me insane. In the first book we have such a carefree, free-spirited, free-thinking, the embodiment of everything free in the character of Stargirl. I was so excited to get inside Stargirl's head and see how a person like that thinks and feels. Turns out this was beyond the ability of the author to convey. Stargirl is just as nervous about her actions and preoccupied with what other people think ...
  • Eliece
    2008-12-15
    In this sequel, Stargirl has moved to a small Pennsylvania town and is a "homeschooler" again. It is told from her point of view, journal style as she writes un-sent letters to Leo. Instead of being the outcast, Stargirl is in a town of unique characters and friends. I didn't find it as honest and fun as the first one, but it is still a nice, heartwarming type book. Jeers: 1. Spinelli is not 100% true to the character he created in the first book...
  • Manini
    2015-03-31
    I found the first book interesting, it was a quick read but the end left me wanting to find out more about what happened to Stargirl. The second book is from Stargirl's perspective and is written as a series of diary entries. I found it really empty, I had to force myself to read a few chapters before I started caring about any of the characters. I was so disappointed that most of the book was spent describing how heartbroken Stargirl was over Le...