Everything you need to understand or teach Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli.
Love, Stargirl is the story of seventeen-year-old Stargirl Caraway's adjustment to her new town after leaving behind her friends in a move to Phoenixville, Pennsylvania for her final year of high school.
At the opening of the novel, it is clear that Stargirl is extremely lonely for her friends back home, particularly her ex-boyfriend, Leo Borlock. The entire novel is comprised of letters written to Leo from Stargirl in the wake of her move. Most of Stargirl's early letters are laced with longing for her life back home as she struggles to assimilate to the new town. Very soon in the novel, however, Stargirl begins to meet the characters that will become her closest friends. This includes Dootsie Pringle, the five-year-old pip who interrupts one of Stargirl's meditation sessions; Charlie, the man who passes his days by his wife's grave; and Perry Deloplane, the thug-turned-love-interest in Stargirl's life...
Love, Stargirl Lesson Plans contain 120 pages of teaching material, including: