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.
About the Author
JERRY SPINELLI is the author of many books for young readers, including Milkweed; Crash; Wringer; Hokey Pokey; Maniac Magee, winner of the Newbery Medal; and Knots in My Yo-Yo String, his autobiography; as well as Today I Will, written with his wife, poet and author Eileen Spinelli.
Praise for Stargirl:
“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