Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Book: Stargirl

This is one of the books on the reading list for incoming 8th graders. First, I recommend that parents read the books on this list: they are chosen for a reason. If you can't read them all, read the one your child picked so you can enjoy it together. This book is a wonderful look at the way kids treat a child who is different. Stargirl will inspire kids to be themselves and to look more closely at why they react so negatively to someone who acts different. There have been plenty of books written on this subject, but the A is because Jerry Spinelli writes so light and fresh and fun you enjoy the story as you contemplate the meaning of all that is happening.

Grade: A

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