If I could choose one book for all of my classmates to read it would be Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli. This book has a lot to say and to understand the book you need to read between the lines. Stargirl does not act like a normal kid. She cheers for everyone, loves everyone, and cares for everyone. This book teaches a lot to a kid.
Stargirl is not popular but she is respected. She respects you for who you are and cares for you no matter what. Think about who is “qualified” to be your friend. Someone who respects you or someone who doesn’t? Sometimes it is not so popular to be popular.
Stargirl is like a mythical hero. In this book a society faces evil and they do not realize it. A young girl who is the “chosen one” can only defeat this evil. The hero discovers her powers with an old mentor. The mentor can train them. The hero finds a special object that the hero learns to master. There is a moment in the book where the hero wants to give up and be normal and the evil confronts the hero and tries to make the hero give up and join the evil side. The hero thinks I CAN NOT GIVE UP! The hero looses next. (at least it looks like) Ironically the defeat of the hero is their success and the hero comes back.
This book also teaches kids about love. In this book Stargirl has a crush on a kid named Leo and Leo likes her back. Though Leo realizes that when he is with her that no one else wants to be around him. With this being Leo ignores Stargirl and causes her to vanish. Once she leaves he realizes what a horrid mistake he made and wants only her love back.
This book is very special considering it teaches tons of life lessons into about 200 pages. So if I was teaching this book to my classmates and wanted to start a discussion I would ask some questions that go along with the book. Some questions might be: What makes a kid popular, What is the difference between being popular and respected, Who is “qualified” to be your friend, How do groups enforce their social norms,...