I was really disapointed in this book I had high hopes because it is the sequel to one of my favorite books The spirit of Stargirl wasn't as powerful or as meaningful in this book as the previous book She was spending the year trying to get over Leo and her suffering from a broken heart in such a way didn't seem to be her I also thought the theme of the book, to live in the moment and see where life takes you, was forced I also thought that this sequel was definitely foradvanced readers than Stargirl because some of the content It was nice to still hear about a young person with a free spirit who tries her best to bring happiness to the world but it seemed very deliberate. I really liked Stargirl, so I was excited to read this sequel But at first I found it unnerving to be reading Stargirl's point of view, her firstperson narrative, instead of Leo's Stargirl in Stargirl had seemeda character in a story, but Stargirl in Love, Stargirl was suddenly a person, and at first I didn't like that Reading her actual thoughts, and her reactions to her thoughts, removed her aura of mystery and magic and left her a real, thinking, feeling, human girl But maybe that's the real charm of Stargirl even though we're normal human beans, to quote Stargirl's 6yearold new friend Dootsie, we can still share magic with those around us.These are things Stargirl did that I particularly liked: wrote a booklength letter to her old boyfriend that she sometimes wanted him to see and sometimes didn't got rid of watches and clocks at home but made her own calendar by marking the points of sunrise in an empty field once a week I really liked the poem she wrote about time, too continued to keep track of her level of happiness by placing pebbles in or removing them from her happy wagon It's an intriguing idea, quantifying happiness I think it would make youaware of your feelings, which could make you enjoy your good timesor realize how it's usually the little things that make you put in or take out a pebble But if you got compulsive about it, that would be bad witnessed and celebrated the appearance of the vanillascented flower on her friend Betty Lou's nightblooming cereus that blooms just one night a year I wanted to be there with them ate donuts frequently enough to enjoy them, but sparingly enough to appreciate them What book isn't made better when the characters get to eat freshly made donuts? LOVE, STARGIRL picks up a year after Stargirl ends and reveals the new life of the beloved character who moved away so suddenly at the end of Stargirl The novel takes the form of the world's longest letter, in diary form, going from date to date through a little than a year's time In her writing, Stargirl mixes memories of her bittersweet time in Mica, Arizona, with involvements with new people in her lifeIn Love, Stargirl, we hear the voice of Stargirl herself as she reflects on time, life, Leo, andof courseloveFrom the Hardcover edition Love, Stargirl (Stargirl, #2), Jerry SpinelliLove, Stargirl is a 2007 young adult novel by Jerry Spinelli The book is the sequel to the New York Times bestselling book, Stargirl, and centers on the world's longest letter in diary form It picks up where the previous novel left off after Stargirl left Mica High and describes her bittersweet memories in the town of Mica, Arizona along with the involvements of new people in her life, in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania روز دواردهم ماه دسامبر سال 2016 میلادیعنوان: دختر ستاره اى هميشه عاشق: کتاب دوم از سری دختر ستاره ای؛ نویسنده: جری اسپینلی؛ مترجم: فریده اشرفی؛ تهران، ایرانبان، 1388، در 300 ص؛ شابک: 9789642980765؛ چاپ پنجم 1392؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان امریکایی سده 21 مداستان درباره ی دختری ست به نام: «استار گرل کاراوی»، دختری شنگول که دوست پسرش ولش کرده است متن کتاب نامه ای بسیار بلند به «لئو»، همان دوست پسر «استار گرل» کتاب پیشین است نامه از یک دختر شانزده ساله است دختری که قلبش صاف، و بی آلایش است نقل از متن: «بیا به هم قول بدهیم اصلا برفهای تازه باریده یکدیگر را به هم نزنیم برف آبه نشویم مثل این زمین بمانیم و با هم آب بشویم مجموعه نامه های دختر ستاره ای به لئو»؛ پایان نقل ا شربیانی I loved this book just as much as Stargirl Oh gosh, Stargirl is so precious I want her to stay that way forever, please never let her change Again, some truly beautiful and lyrical lines in this book and plenty of annotated and tabbed passages as Stargirl writes letters to Leo and navigates a new life for herself away from him It's a stunning look at getting over a first love, moving on while also nurturing that hope that someday, somehow, your paths will cross again and your love may work the second time around It's beautiful, absolutely heartbreakingly and soulnurturing beautiful I don't want to spoil the plot by quoting any of my faces but oh, guys, it's great There's still the classic Stargirl randomness and quirk that endears you to her, the community building and giving nature that Stargirl is famous for but she's growing, maturing even , into this amazing woman and I loved seeing that in this book Absolutely loved it. I was already worried about the premise of this book when I started reading it What I loved about the original Stargirl is the mystery behind the exuberant, eccentric stranger who comes into Leo's life and turns everything upside down The first book is about not conforming to expectations, being true to yourself, putting other people first, and learning to see beyond yourself Archie even explains that star people are not meant to be understood by the rest of us.So, why would I want to read a book from Stargirl's perspective? When I first started Love, Stargirl I was disappointed to read that she was a normal teenage girl who was pining over Leo, humiliated by his betrayal at the school dance, and barely noticing all of the unique people around her But, I kept reading and as Stargirl started to find herself again (with an assist by the loveable Archie) I started to love her again I suppose even star people need a break to collect themselves every once in a while. Dear Stargirl,You left me asking e tu Stargirl? I loved the first book about you and was excited to dive into this sequel written in letter/diary form by you You were an amazing role model for young girls your age in your first book as an independent, freespirited and eccentric girl Even though you were different than other kids you were charming and I felt drawn to you That's why I was so disappointed that you spent almost half of your next book pining over Leo back in Arizona I guess I'm not very sympathetic, but I am tired of reading about girls your age that get overly obsessed and whining over boys (i.e Bella!) I guess I expected you to be well,you It seems like even if you were feeling bad about a boy that you wouldn't lose yourself in the process I was sad that you did My daughter read both of your books and I was hoping that we could continue to have discussions about what it means to be yourself, about following the crowd, and about finding your own star Now with this second book I'm finding we will have a very different discussion.By the end of the book you started to come around and in the process the book got a bitinteresting But, it was all a little too late for me Love,Julia's MomP.S If book three is love, marriage and the baby carriage for Stargirl and Leo then I will take back my letter and review. Light, enjoyable and quite fun But, I enjoyed the first book about Stargirl sooo much . God, I am so elated right now I just finished this book and it was, I am happy to say, just as extrordinary as the first.You know, I started reading this because I'm a senior in high school and I'm tired of assigned books of Great Literature Don't get me wrong, The Scarlet Letter is one of my favorite novels ever, but I wanted something lighter and when I heard Stargirl, the book that WAS my sixth grade had a sequelwell, I ran out and got it.And I loved it Oh god, do I love this book It's as magical, sweet, emotional and zany as the first book, if notso We hear the titular heroine speak, as you've probably noted from other reviews and she's really everything we could expect She's never cloying, trite, or too fishedupfromthesixtiesshe is, as she would have us percieve her, entirely Stargirl Caraway.I don't understand the complaints that she's somehow diluted in this bookshe's as ukulele strumming and rattoting as usual, she smashes all the clocks in the house for god's sake and the book's climax takes place during her 5 AM Winter Solstice party But beyond that, people are saying she's turned into this mooneyed teenager, pining for her white knight to come home, and to that I say bullshit ( a word that does appear in this book, though in a less abrasive way) This reminds me of another book for young readers that's read by all ages anyway (yes, Harry Potter) When the sixth book came out, I knew a few people that railed against Hermione, the smart, pragmatic one, going all weepy over a *boy* Oh, heavens and calamity, no! I'm not going to lie, Stargirl spends a good chunk of this book upset over the loss of Leo (or Starboy, as she once addresses him) and yeah, the book is essentially a massive letter/diary to him But so what? She can't bewell, a teenage girl? One of the core components of her character is that she's intensely emotional and besides that dreamywhen she falls for a boy, she's going to fall hard and she does This doesn't mean she isn't the fairylike Ondine (hee hee) we've come to lovefrankly, I liked that it humanized her If we hadn't seen this sighing girl within, she would've been a bit too enchanting, crossing that line into Role Model for Grade Schoolers and yeahthat would've sucked So psshhh to all of the qualms with her feelingsthey were some of the best parts of the book in my opinion.Oh yeah: Dootsie was cute too Go read this book. Didn't love it.Stargirl was such a totally charming book Openended somewhat, and I wanted to know what happened next.This is a sequel, I guess, a whathappenssortofnext and this time it's narrated by Stargirl But it isn't the same Stargirl of the first book All of the things Stargirl does and has done for years are absent here There are flashes of Stargirl behavior, it's like this girl is a Stargirl wannabe who is sort of faking it.I was disappointed that it didn't even reach as far in time as the end of Stargirl (which sort of zips forward fifteen years in the last chapter) and so there's no real resolution to that book And it throws in so many bizarre things that weren't in Stargirl The characters are neither as reallife nor as endearing.True confessions: I skipped probably a third of the book, just decided to skip ahead and see if it was ever going to get to the part I wanted it to The quirky situations and characters (that had nothing to do with the original story I loved) weren't enough to keep me interested I'm utterly unfulfilled!