In recent years, the Young Adult genre has both expanded and matured. Thorndike Press offers this series to make the best of the Young Adult genre available to young readers in Large Print.Stargirl. She's as magical as the desert sky and as mysterious as her own name. When she arrives at quiet Mica High in a burst of color and sound, the students are enchanted. At first. Then they turn on her. Stargirl is suddenly shunned for everything that makes her different. And Leo Borlock, panicked and desperate with love, urges her to become the very thing that can destroy her: normal. Within this celebration of nonconformity lies an emotional tale about the perils of popularity -- and the thrill and inspiration of first love.
An unforgettable, magical fairytale. Newcastle Evening Chronicle
Jerry Spinelli has won the Newbery Medal for children's literature. He lives in Norristown, Pennsylvania.