Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Wednesday=Book Review Time--Letter time!

Up for today: LOVE, STARGIRL by Jerry Spinelli

Love, Stargirl

Why I bought it? It is the sequel to Stargirl! When I saw it in the bookstore, I about had a seizure. Needless to say, it was going home with me that day.

Synopsis: I don't want to give too many details for those who still haven't read the first one, but...  This is an epistolary novel. It is a series of letters that Stargirl writes to Leo but doesn't send. Stargirl has moved to Pennsylvania and we follow her life there meeting her new neighbors and see the adventures that Stargirl has with them. This book is more reflective than the first.

What I thought? I loved it. If you love Stargirl, I think you will too. In fact, in some ways I liked this one better than the first. Stargirl does some serious soul searching, and Spinelli expresses her thoughts so profoundly with uniqueness. He is such a master at that.

My Rating: ***** out of 5

My Daughter's Rating: ***** (She said she liked it about the same as the first.)

Cleanness Score: 2, Still very clean, but still aimed at your pre-teens and teens.

15 comments:

Lady Glamis said...

Wow, great rating! Looks like I need to read these if you loved it so much. Thank you for a good review. I wish I could read like you do!

Litgirl01 said...

Thanks for the review. I have a reading list a mile long. I wish I had the time to do everything that I want to do. :-/

lotusgirl said...

Glam. I wish I had the time to read like I do. Hehe!

Litgirl, I know what you mean. My list is out the door it's so long.

The Things We Carried said...

5 out 5, I know who I wish to buy it for already!

PJ Hoover said...

Man, I really need to read some of this Jerry Spinelli stuff.

lotusgirl said...

TTWC, Yea, that's great!

PJ, Yep, Indeed!

Windsong said...

Spinelli is an amazing writer. I love how poignant he makes the characters, and how real they stay.

lotusgirl said...

Windsong, they really do stay with you. They have a lot of depth.

beth said...

Oh, wow! I'd seen this book before, but didn't buy it. I will now that I know it's letters from Stargirl!

Rena said...

Sounds great!

lotusgirl said...

Beth, if you enjoyed Stargirl, then you would enjoy this one I'm sure.

Rena, It is.

Pen Pen said...

LOVe him! We can always learn from the masters!! :)

lotusgirl said...

Pen Pen, Yep! We can't go wrong when we learn from the masters.

Alexa said...

I've kind of put off reading this because I loved Stargirl so much. I am strange like that :)

But it does sound really good.

lotusgirl said...

Alexa, It is good. I think you would enjoy it.