Read the New York Times bestselling modern-day classic and the companion novel, now available in agift-ready boxed set! A beloved celebration of individuality from Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli. And don't miss the author's highly anticipated new novel, Dead Wednesday, coming August 2021.
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, lyrical writing, 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 novels for young readers, including Dead Wednesday, The Warden's Daughter; Stargirl; Love, Stargirl; Milkweed; Crash; Wringer; and Maniac Magee, winner of the Newbery Medal; along with Knots in My Yo-Yo String, the autobiography of his childhood. A graduate of Gettysburg College, he lives in Pennsylvania 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