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
“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