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This one-page guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of (2007) by Jerry Spinelli follows a fifteen-year-old girl’s morose and often humorous attempt to get over a boy after her family moves from Arizona to Pennsylvania.
One day, a rambunctious five-year-old named Dootsie Pringle interrupts Stargirl as she meditates on a table. Pringle, apologies for her daughter’s “no-boundary” behavior.
But Susan/Stargirl does not mind—in fact, Dootsie reminds her of herself.
Stargirl meets Betty Lou, who is nearly fifty and terrified of leaving her house, through Dootsie.
Stargirl recognizes her kindness and the two become fast friends.By stealing food, he hopes to alleviate the stress his mother feels in feeding him.Stargirl finds herself increasingly attracted to Perry.On February 6, Stargirl sees snow for the first time in a long time.On Valentine’s Day, she wonders if Leo still loves her and four days later considers that they had their first kiss with one another exactly one year ago.Noticing that her Happy Wagon is down to two pebbles, Susan’s father intervenes by dragging her to work.A former engineering supervisor, her father (with her mother’s consent) quit his job to become what he always wanted to be as a little boy—a milkman.But in the next entry just two days later, Susan admits to missing Leo and her old life so much that she just cannot stand it.Homeschooled now, she has a little too much time on her hands.Stargirl considers the possibility that everyone will ditch her winter party.But the next day, she is surprised that everyone came and often brought new people for her to meet.