A New York Times Bestseller A Parent's Choice Gold Award Winner A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year An ALA Top Ten Best Book of Young Adults Stargirl. She's as magical as the desert sky. As strange as her pet rat. As mysterious as her own name. And she captures Leo Borlock's heart with just one smile. But when the students of Mica High turn on Stargirl for everything that makes her different, Leo urges her to become the very thing that can destroy her: normal. In a celebration of nonconformity, Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli weaves a tense, emotional tale about the perils of popularity-and the inspiration of first love. Look for the reading group discussion guide at the end of this book.