In the novel Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli taking place not even a year apart from the first novel Stargirl also by Jerry Spinelli is written out to be the world‘s longest letter by Stargirl. This book was all of the many diary entries Stargirl wrote in the course of a year or a little longer. At the Beginning of the novel Stargirl begins with writing a letter telling Leo about the enchanted plain field she had found that morning. As she meditated there and found out that this field was really not empty at all and that nothing In or on this universe was really “empty“.
While meditating out in the field Dootsie came up by her all cheerful and happy asking her what she was doing while Dootsie’s mom was apologizing to her. And from that moment on Dootsie and Stargirl had become best friends. Even though Dootsie is jus a little five year old thinking she is thirty and can do pretty much anything. Stargirl loved having her company after a while. Stargirl was being home schooled by her mom when they moved out to Pennsylvania and missing Leo and all the people back in Arizona she wrote letter’s to Leo about her days in her writing classes.
Her mom would send her to little fieldtrip’s and she couldn’t come home until she had written a poem about that one place or something that relates to it. One day she sent her to Margie’s Doughnut Shop and that is were she saw Perry stealing a doughnut and that is also were she met Alvina. Alvina is this mean girl that loves to beat up boys and if she could she would kill them all and also has one pink glittery nail that she just loves.
One day Dootsie takes Stargirl to her neighbor Betty Lou’s house to find out that Betty Lou has not been out of her house for over 9 years because she is afraid of the world outside her house. Stargirl writes in her letters about old people from Mica High School back in Arizona with encounters that happen to her in Pennsylvania. As the protagonist of this book we read as if Stargirl composed this book as her very large letter which she is afraid to mail out to Leo. But towards the end Archie one of her dear friends from back in Arizona goes and visits her and in the last visit he delivers a letter from Leo to Stargirl.
That letter made her heart skip a beat while reading out and having Leo tell her about how his life is going and how on the day of the winter solstice he was out in the dessert watching it how they used to. Once she was done reading his letter she finally decided that all those letters she had written for over a year she would mail them to him and to her that would be like if they were really together and at the end is signed with a Love, Stargirl. This Novel was really good.
As I was reading the letters or diary entries it felt like I could really connect with Stargirl and I felt that this book could connect with many more teens out there and learn how we just have to take things as they come and learn to make the best out of them. I would recommend this book to other teens and students but first I would recommend they read the first novel Stargirl so they would have an understanding of why Stargirl is writing all those diary entries. The Novel Love, Stargirl is one of my favorite novels and I enjoyed reading it very much.