1.) A- The nonfiction book that I chose to read as my second book is named Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli. The summary of this book is Stargirl was homeschooled for a long time and for most of her school life and she then decided it was time to leave homeschooling and to enroll in the tenth grade of a public high school in Arizona. She was a very outgoing young lady who loved to cheer her teams on. She then joined the cheer team but during basketball season the fans began to dislike her and her boyfriend Leo. There was a girl named Hillari who really did not care for Stargirl at all. Later on after the dance, Stargirl never returned again to the school. She and her family left the state and her spirit did remain, however, in way like the small group of basketball fans who years lady at school basketball games always cheered the first basket scored by the opposing team.
B.) All in all, the way I would narrow this story down to one statement is never left anyone tell or try to show you who you should be; always be yourself and know the importance of that.
2.) I have a feeling the author chose to write about this book because she may have been involved in a situation like the one she described in this book or she had it happen to her.
3.) I chose this book because I am always very interested books like this.
4.) Yes, I really found this book realistic because I have seen this happen in real life. This is a situation that happens all the time.
1.) I feel that she is very into the whole bully proof theory and to make sure less and less young adults get bullied. She just seems like she is really against this subject like it has maybe happened to her before or someone in a similar situation she has known.
2.) Stargirl- Her real name is Susan Julia Caraway and was a tenth grade girl with blonde hair and freckles. She was a very mysterious young lady.
Kevin Quinlan- He was a student at the high school and he was a good from of Stargirl's boyfriend Leo.
Leo Borlock- He is the narrator of the story and was also a student there at Mica High School along with Stargirl and Kevin. He was very interested in Stargirl and was always trying to understand her in anyway possible.
3.) All of these people play a very big part in this story and they are all major characters.
(MORE ON CHARACTER(S)PEOPLE)
1.) Direct Characterization-
“She was not dressed like the rest of the girls.” -Chapter 1
“She had blonde hair and freckles, and wore no makeup.” -Chapter 1
“She wore bright red overall shorts and used makeup to create over-sized freckles and reddened cheeks.” -Chapter 2
“He feared that if stargirl was a planet, she could not be on Hot Seat.” -Chapter 2
“She sang happy birthday to him while strumming her ukulele.” -Chapter 2
“Stargirl went to the funeral even though she did not know him.” -Chapter 4
2.) No, I don’t feel that the author changes at all while describing the other characters.
3.) I feel that the protagonist is flat only because he says what he says and if someone doesn’t like it he still doesn’t care.
4.) Yes, I really did feel like I met Stargirl because I felt like I have been in her shoes a couple of times and I could most defiantly relate to some of her odd situations.
1.) No, the author kept it plain and simple in the nonfiction point of view.
2.) She focuses more on the description because she feels that it is important that people know who and what they are like so that understanding the story because much easier which I see it the same way because I find myself doing the same sometimes.
3.) She will mostly just start describing something or someone because that is the easiest way to set and create a mood.
4.) I really feel like she wasn’t okay in the beginning with the whole bullying subject and who really cares what Stargirl wore and that type of stuff. I feel like she truly believes in being the person you really are and if people don’t want to except it then they don’t deserve to.
5.) I didn’t notice anywhere in the story of the author using resources?
I really enjoyed this book a like because of two certain ideas. I really think this book comes to show that just because someone doesn’t like someone your hanging out with, something your wearing, or/and something you are doing; doesn’t mean that you have to stop doing that or stop wearing it or stop hanging out with someone who you really like. This book proves that you do not need to let someone tell you who you are or tell you what to do because no one should ever have to go through that. And on the other hand, just because someone is doing something you may not like, maybe they like it a lot therefore you have no write to make fun of or tell them that they should stop doing it because its not your actions it theirs so let them act for themselves.