How does Leo feel about being called StarBoy? How did she end it? While Leo is clear about his affection for Stargirl, he also asserts the importance of general social acceptance. While the reader does become acquainted with her during the reading of the book, she maintains her mysterious quality. Archie Brubaker is a retired: A. Still, Leo balks at the idea sensing it might not be the right thing to do. Flowers appeared on classroom desks. What was the famous dance of the night? After a disheartening relationship with Leo, Stargirl ends up going to the dance alone. Looking back, how can you tell that Leo was falling for her? At the end of the novel, Archie does allude that he is tired.
They know she is different. Clarissa, Betty, and Adam Three people who Stargirl and Leo followed one day. Stargirl tries to please Leo by going back to her actual name, Susan, and act normal just like all the other students around her. Throughout the story, Archie helps Leo understand Stargirl and his feelings about her. She cheers and flips with grace and enthusiasm. Who gave Leo the porcupine tie at the start of the novel? What do you make of the students' behavior at the ball, and what does this tell you about the student body of Mica High as a whole? Leo takes a sudden notice as well, noticing that by him dating Stargirl that his fellow students are shunning him as well. Near the end of the novel we get great insight into her feelings about life in a speech she gives at a contest in Phoenix.
However, the one companion that stays with her is her rat. He thinks of Stargirl often, of her acts of kindness. Although they are close outside of school few know they are a couple. Her name is how she wants to reflect to other people, rather than using her own name 'Susan', something that has no representation or meaning. At the end of this novel, it is fifteen years later and Leo goes to see Archie. Kevin Quinlan Kevin was a student at Mica High School.
We can tell that throughout the book, the one character that stays consistent in Stargirl's life is this rat. These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. When I see change on the sidewalk, I leave it there. Use this self-paced course to study for an exam or improve your grades. The questions, discussion topics, and author information that follow are intended to guide readers and spark discussion as they begin to analyze the larger emotional, sociological, and literary elements of this exceptional and thought-provoking novel. That she is a robot 19.
What makes you say that? He found himself thinking about Stargirl much of the time. But Stargirl maintains her cool and even shines. Her hair, being a cheerleader, and being mean C. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback. On page 40, Leo discusses the frogs that sleep in the mud, waiting for the rain to come. Stargirl Stargirl's name portrays a symbol itself. Jerry Spinelli is the author of more than a dozen books for young readers, including Maniac Magee, winner of the Newbery Medal.
Explain how the character is brave. What is the Hot Seat? If no one's looking, I drop a quarter. If she transferred to another high school, she would still be considered different there as well. I sometimes walk in the rain without an umbrella. It was the first day of school at Mica High School and the halls are buzzing about the new girl who calls herself Stargirl Caraway.
Arizona is a fascinating state, quite different from northern states and eastern states. She always emits positivity and radiance, and after cheering enthusiastically at a football game, the cheerleaders let her in. Cinnamon the Rat Cinnamon is Stargirl's rat and faithful companion. Stargirl did go to the Ball however, and students and parents were enchanted again. Chapters 30-31 Vocabulary vacantly-empty Disparaged-to insult Torrent-a busy outburst Flamenco-Spanish dance with clapping and stomping Skill 14 Character Has the character changed or learned anything? When Leo visits Mica he always drives by Stargirl's house.
I felt spotlighted on a bare stage. These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. During a school football game, Stargirl takes it upon herself to be an unofficial cheerleader. Some readers may think Stargirl is courageous for cheering when opposing players score in a basketball game or for going to The Hot Seat with Kevin and Leo. He and his friend, Kevin, set up and ran a popular program at the school called Hot Seat.