Stargirl is one of a kind. From the moment she enters Leo Borlock’s life at Mica High, he is completely enchanted by her. And so are the rest of the students at the school, until one day everyone turns against her for being exactly who she always has been—different. Now Leo is desperate to hold on to both his relationship with Stargirl and his status at school. So he asks her to do the one thing that might just save them both—be normal. But when Stargirl dies and Susan takes her place, everything changes in a way Leo never expected.
This book is a perfect commentary on the social structure of school and the roles tweens and teens play in them. When Stargirl does not fit into any conventional role, she is at first admired and then shunned simply because no one understands her. Her refusal to conform illustrates the importance tweens and teens place on popularity, and how unimportant it really is when compared to everything else in the world around us. Add in a charming tale of a budding first love, and Stargirl offers a high school experience most everyone can relate to.