Leo Borlock follows the unspoken rule of conformance at Mica Area High School. Then Stargirl bursts into the tenth grade in an explosion of color and a clatter of ukulele music and shakes up everything. Eventually, the scales of popularity shift and Stargirl is shunned for her differences. Meanwhile, Leo has fallen in love with her.
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Stargirl. From the day she arrives at quiet Mica High in a burst of color and sound, the hallways hum with the murmur of Stargirl, Stargirl. She captures Leo Borlock's heart with just one smile. She sparks a school-spirit revolution with just one cheer. The students of Mica High are enchanted. At first. Then they turn on her. Stargirl is suddenly shunned for everything that makes her different, and Leo, panicked and desperate with love, urges her to become the very thing that can destroy her: normal. In this celebration of nonconformity, Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli weaves a tense, emotional tale about the perils of popularity and the thrill and inspiration of first love.