Cricket Readers Recommend


by Jerry Spinelli

"Stargirl" by Jerry Spinelli is about a girl (Stargirl) that is new to a boy's school. Everyone thinks she's weird, from singing "Happy Birthday" to random people at lunchtime while playing her banjo to having a pet rat. But then when the boy follows Stargirl home from school one day, he becomes to come closer to her and learn more about her and her life. Will Stargirl and the boy become good friends? What will happen? Read this book to find out! 

Average: 3 (3 votes)
submitted by Faye G., age 10
(April 10, 2010 - 2:49 pm)

This is a good book. I want to read <3 Stargirl SOOOOOOOO bad!

submitted by Clair, age 12, the middle of n
(April 11, 2010 - 7:49 pm)


You should! Go to the library! It's summer break! READ IT!

 - Faye Wink 

submitted by Faye G., age 10, Olney, MD
(August 9, 2010 - 9:30 am)

Sounds cool! I might check it out from my library (if they have it). Our library is really pathetic. They don't have half the books I want...


submitted by Hannah ☺☻, age 14, Hogwarts
(April 15, 2010 - 6:45 pm)

A pretty good book. Nicely written, good ending. Spinelli got inside a teen's head scary-well.

submitted by lavendershy, age 14, Sparks
(May 6, 2010 - 3:18 pm)

Great Idea to recomend this book! I found it some time ago in some old boxes in my Aunt's attic and read it imediatly! It was so good, I practically chewed it up! READ IT!

submitted by Mary-Jane, age 13, Wiesbaden, Germ
(May 12, 2010 - 11:43 am)

LaughingWhat an amazing book! My friend gave it to me, i read it right away. Stargirl is an amazing character, and i don't get what is wrong  with cheering for an other team. when another person gets first place in my competitions i cheer for them...

submitted by violetwing, age 11, riverclan
(June 14, 2010 - 1:13 pm)

Amazing! and so original, i couldn't stop reading it!

submitted by Colleen C., age 12, Pensylvania
(July 7, 2010 - 1:12 pm)

I read Stargirl recently, and I really liked it. The ending's a bit sad though.

submitted by Emma M., age 13, West Virginia
(August 13, 2010 - 1:42 pm)

I love the Jerry Spinelly books, and Stargirl is no exeption. This book is nicely written with many unique details like: She was today, She was tomorow and that whole part.

Great book!


submitted by Eileen, age 100, Nowhere
(August 30, 2010 - 6:44 pm)

I really liked the 1st book, Stargirl, but not the 2nd one, <3 stargirl. I think that <3 stargirl was just full of lazy writing, it was SO boring.

submitted by Anonymous, Anywhere, State
(October 4, 2010 - 2:12 pm)


I have never read the book Stargirl but I like the sound of it and I love the name!!!

submitted by Rebecca J-W, age 10, Aberaeron, Cere
(December 11, 2010 - 2:28 pm)

Read it. Stargirl isn't her first name!!!

I agree that Love, Stargirl wasn't as good. But I still liked it. Whoever likes this book should read other Jerry Spinelli reads. (Eggs, Milkweed, Maniac Magee) I loved all of them!

submitted by Kixter, age 13, the world
(August 28, 2011 - 7:19 pm)