Originally published in 2000, Stargirl was instantly embraced and has sold nearly two million copies. With its depiction of a nonconformist with a heart of gold, its lyrical writing from Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli, and its charming love story, Stargirl quickly asserted itself as a modern classic. Love, Stargirl, the companion novel written from Stargirl’s perspective, was a similarly smashing success in 2007, with over 400,000 hardcover copies sold.
Now, both bestselling paperbacks are collected in a handsome new boxed set, the ideal gift for any teen reader, as well as any of the many Stargirl fans looking for a new keepsake edition of this beloved pair of novels.
Jerry Spinelli is the author of more than a dozen books for young readers, including Maniac Magee, winner of the Newbery Medal, and Stargirl, a New York Times bestseller and an ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults. Spinelli made his picture book debut with My… More about Jerry Spinelli
Boxed Set | $19.98
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers Jul 08, 2014| 480 Pages| 5-3/16 x 8| Young Adult| ISBN 9780553509892
“A magical and heartbreaking tale.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred
“Spinelli has produced a poetic allegorical tale about the magnificence and rarity of true nonconformity.” – The New York Times
“Part fairy godmother, part outcast, part dream-come-true, [Stargirl] possesses many of the mythical qualities of Maniac Magee.” – Publishers Weekly, Starred
“Stargirl is luminescent. . . . This book resonates long after the cover is closed.” – The Detroit News and Free Press
“Stargirl tells us the captivating story of a magical, mysterious girl. . . . A wonder tribute to nonconformity.” – Chicago Tribune
Praise for Love, Stargirl:
“Humor, graceful writing, lively characters, and important lessons about life will make this a hit with fans of Stargirl.” – Kirkus Reviews, Starred
“Brilliant. . . . As charming and unique as its sensitive, nonconformist heroine.” —School Library Journal
“Anyone who loved Jerry Spinelli’s beautiful, poignant young adult novel Stargirl is in for a treat with his latest novel. Anyone who survived or is enduring the teenage years will repeatedly recognize him or herself in these pages–and find the book hard to put down.” – St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“Touching and inspiring.” – VOYA
“The many readers who loved the first book will embrace this sequel.” — Booklist