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04 April 2012

Followers say: Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli is your book Laura. Thanks guys!

04 April 2012

We really don’t know either. If anyone else would be so kind as to help out, we would be much obliged.

HI I was wondering if you could help me identify a book.

I must have been about 10 or 11 when I read it, I found it in my old primary school library (although I don’t know why, it seemed a little mature for 7-11 year olds) and it BLEW MY MIND, I read it like 5 times over all the lunch periods when I was “tidying the library.”

Anyway, it’s told by this guy, and a fantastically strange girl arrives at his school, and she’s kind of shunned by everyone but he’s fascinated by her. They kind of become friends/boyfriend-and-girlfriend, and they do things like go into the desert and meditate by imagining a big eraser rubbing them out from the toes upwards, and the girl does things like leave spare change on the ground just on the off-chance of making a little kid’s day, and she brings flowers to school, and I think something about a TV interview? And at the end the shunning by everyone is too much for the guy, and he distances himself from her, and there’s a dance that he doesn’t invite her to and then she dances anyway and sort of…disappears at the end of the book. And there was something about doing a bunny dance or something, but I’m not sure haha.

It may have had a pink cover. Also, when I picked up John Green’s books later on, I was totally reminded of this book! I even thought it might be one of his, but it definitely isn’t.

Any idea??

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