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ISBN13: 9780375856440
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A beloved New York Times bestseller—now in trade paperback!

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 more 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 life.

In Love, Stargirl, we hear the voice of Stargirl herself as she reflects on time, life, Leo, and—of course—love.

A USA Today Bestseller

A Book Sense Childrens Pick

A Publishers Weekly Bestseller

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Picking up a year after "Stargirl" ends, this "New York Times"-bestselling sequel takes the form of "the world's longest letter," in diary form, in which Stargirl reflects on time, life, Leo, and--of course--love.

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JERRY SPINELLI is the author of many books for young readers, including Milkweed; Crash; Wringer; Hokey Pokey; Maniac Magee, winner of the Newbery Medal; and Knots in My Yo-Yo String, his autobiography; as well as Today I Will, written with his wife, poet and author Eileen Spinelli.

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About the Author

Growing up, Jerry Spinelli was really serious about baseball. He played for the Green Sox Little League team in his hometown of Norristown, Pennsylvania, and dreamed of one day playing for the major leagues, preferably as shortstop for the New York Yankees.

One night during high school, Spinelli watched the football team win an exciting game against one of the best teams in the country. While everyone else rode about town tooting horns in celebration, Spinelli went home and wrote “Goal to Go,” a poem about the games defining moment, a goal-line stand. His father submitted the poem to the Norristown Times-Herald and it was featured in the middle of the sports page a few days later. He then traded in his baseball bat for a pencil, because he knew that he wanted to become a writer.

After graduating from Gettysburg College with an English degree, Spinelli worked full time as a magazine editor. Every day on his lunch hour, he would close his office door and craft novels on yellow magazine copy paper. He wrote four adult novels in 12 years of lunchtime writing, but none of these were accepted for publication. When he submitted a fifth novel about a 13-year-old boy, adult publishers once again rejected his work, but childrens publishers embraced it. Spinelli feels that he accidentally became an author of childrens books.

Spinellis hilarious books entertain both children and young adults. Readers see his life in his autobiography Knots in My Yo-Yo String, as well as in his fiction. Crash came out of his desire to include the beloved Penn Relays of his home state of Pennsylvania in a book, while Maniac Magee is set in a fictional town based on his own hometown.

When asked if he does research for his writing, Spinelli says: “The answer is yes and no. No, in the sense that I seldom plow through books at the library to gather material. Yes, in the sense that the first 15 years of my life turned out to be one big research project. I thought I was simply growing up in Norristown, Pennsylvania; looking back now I can see that I was also gathering material that would one day find its way into my books.”

On inspiration, the author says: “Ideas come from ordinary, everyday life. And from imagination. And from feelings. And from memories. Memories of dust in my sneakers and humming whitewalls down a hill called Monkey.”

Spinelli lives with his wife and fellow writer, Eileen, in Wayne, Pennsylvania. While they write in separate rooms of the house, the couple edits and celebrates one anothers work. Their six children have given Jerry Spinelli a plethora of clever material for his writing.

Jerry Spinelli is the author of more than a dozen books for young readers, including Maniac Magee, winner of the Newbery Medal. His latest novel, Stargirl, was a New York Times bestseller and an ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults. You can learn more about Jerry Spinelli at www.jerryspinelli.com.

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Michelle Siegel, December 27, 2010 (view all comments by Michelle Siegel)
Jerry Spinelli did it again! He made me fall in love again with the main character Stargirl, in this sequel to the first Stargirl. Children are sure to enjoy this story of how one's uniqueness should be treasured! This was a great journey into the lives of Stargirl and her friends in her new town! A perfect book for tweens and teens!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375856440
Author:
Spinelli, Jerry
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Diaries
Subject:
Love
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Situations / Adolescence
Subject:
Situations / Friendship
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8.2 x 5.25 x 2 in 4.3 lb
Age Level:
13-17

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Product details 480 pages Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - English 9780375856440 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Picking up a year after "Stargirl" ends, this "New York Times"-bestselling sequel takes the form of "the world's longest letter," in diary form, in which Stargirl reflects on time, life, Leo, and--of course--love.
"Synopsis" by , JERRY SPINELLI is the author of many books for young readers, including Milkweed; Crash; Wringer; Hokey Pokey; Maniac Magee, winner of the Newbery Medal; and Knots in My Yo-Yo String, his autobiography; as well as Today I Will, written with his wife, poet and author Eileen Spinelli.
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