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.