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Free Study Guide: Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

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STARGIRL: LITERARY ANALYSIS BY JERRY SPINELLI


THEMES - THEME ANALYSIS

The importance of being one’s self

Stargirl was not comfortable changing to being more like everyone else. She changed because she knew how important it.........

The importance of knowing what is really important

Stargirl seemed to have her priorities in order. She knew what was important........

The interconnectedness of everyone

When Stargirl attended the funeral of Anna Grisdale’s grandfather, she was acknowledging the interconnectedness of..........


POINT OF VIEW

Archie Brubaker gives the author’s point of view when, referring to Stargirl, he............


QUOTES - IMPORTANT QUOTATIONS AND ANALYSIS

1) Page 2: “It did not occur to me that I was being watched. We were all being watched.”
(Leo, the narrator, speaking) Stargirl was doing the watching. She was looking for birthdays, and anything which would be a reason for doing something nice for someone. ......


..............11) Page 177: “Star people are rare. You will be lucky to meet another.”
(Archie Brubaker speaking) This is another allusion to us being changed by outside forces.

Edition used: Dell Laurel-Leaf (an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Random House, Inc.) New York, May 2004


The complete study guide is currently available as a downloadable PDF, RTF, or MS Word DOC file from the PinkMonkey MonkeyNotes download store. The complete study guide contains summaries and notes for all of the chapters; detailed analysis of the themes, plot structure, and characters; important quotations and analysis; detailed analysis of symbolism, motifs, and imagery; a key facts summary; detailed analysis of the use of foreshadowing and irony; a quiz, and suggested book report ideas and essay topics.

 

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