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review 2016-11-11 15:08
Stargirl
Stargirl - Jerry Spinelli

This book teaches students that it is okay to be yourself and you don't have to try and fit in. This book would be great for a 4th grade class. I would have the students fill out a graphic organizer as they read the book. They could also pull out vocabulary words from the text.

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review 2016-06-21 00:00
Love, Stargirl
Love, Stargirl - Jerry Spinelli Great book and sequel to the first. Love the letters, finding the new boy, Dootsie, and all the unique character. Only wanted to see Leo come to PA.
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url 2016-01-14 20:29
2016 Young Adult Adaptations

Hello, everyone! Last month, I gathered a round-up of adaptation news from the past six to seven months that I had covered in my bookish rounds posts. The six to seven months was an arbitrary number, and I had missed some adaptation news in choosing that limit.

 
I had also, however, gotten a few things wrong. For one, I had originally written that The 5th Wave adaptation was releasing January 15th; a week later, I realized that the date was set at January 22nd. I edited the post, but it turns out that I wasn't the only one with a mistaken idea of the release date. One of my friends, only a week ago, said that she had seen something that said January 15th. I assured her it was the 22nd, but that was the last straw. Certainly, there are a number of articles about reading the book before you see the movie, yet some of them also include movies that don't have set release dates. I thought that it would be useful to create a calender infographic of the upcoming 2016 young adult and middle grade adaptations.

*Note: Not all of these are strictly Young Adult adaptations -- some are more "kidlit" (e.g. The Little Prince, Tuck Everlasting, etc.) and some had franchises in MG/YA but may not be anymore (e.g. Harry Potter & Cursed Child, Fantastic Beasts, etc.), but I thought that all would be relevant to the YA community.

 
JANUARY:
 
MARCH:
APRIL:
MAY:
JULY:
OCTOBER:
NOVEMBER:
DECEMBER:
And for the rest....
 
 
RELEASE DATES NOT YET CONFIRMED*
A Calender of 2016 Young Adult and Middle Grade
Adaptations. Click to enlarge the image.
*For these movies, the release date is listed as 2016, but the actual date has not been confirmed. Whether they will actually be released this year is yet to be determined.
ONGOING TV SHOWS:
*Can't make a calender of adaptations without nodding to the successful ones that are still running!
 
*Note: Since Alex Skarsgård is playing Tarzan and has bulked up for the role, I figured that his character was probably not meant to be like the Disney version anymore.
 
If you're wondering where I got all this information from, again last month, I gathered a round-up of adaptation news from the past six to seven months that I had covered in my bookish rounds posts. Those posts have all the links to trailers, posters, etc.
 
So those are the 2016 young adult and middle grade adaptations! (Or at least “relevant to the YA/MG community” since HP & Cursed Child, & Fantastic Beasts may not be technically YA/MG). Which ones will you be watching / seeing this upcoming year? Are you going to withhold your judgment on others? Let me know!
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text 2015-10-30 15:14
Review: Stargirl!
Stargirl - Jerry Spinelli

At A Glance

Genre:
Young Adult; Contemporary
Love Triangle/Insta Love?: Nope
Cliff Hanger: nope.
Rating: 4 Stars

Score Sheet
All out of ten

Cover:
7
Plot: 6
Characters: 8
World Building: 7
Flow: 5
Series Congruity: n/a
Writing: 8
Ending: 8

Total: 7

In Depth

Best Part:
Cinnamon :D
Worst Part: crazy time line
Overall Feels Felt: Aw; First love :D

Conclusion

Continuing the Series:
yep
Recommending: yep
Misc.:

Short Review: Another re-read for me. I adore this book. Stargirl is the best character i know for sure. Pet rat, crazy adventures into the desert, trys to change herself to please others but fails. My heart gets crushed every time i read the parts of her trying so hard to fit in. People should be more accepting of other people thats for sure.

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text 2015-10-07 22:10
Review: Stargirl!
Stargirl - Jerry Spinelli
At A Glance

Genre:
Young Adult; Contemporary
Love Triangle/Insta Love?: Nope
Cliff Hanger: nope.
Rating: 4 Stars

Score Sheet
All out of ten

Cover:
7
Plot: 6
Characters: 8
World Building: 7
Flow: 5
Series Congruity: n/a
Writing: 8
Ending: 8

Total: 7

In Depth

Best Part:
Cinnamon :D
Worst Part: crazy time line
Overall Feels Felt: Aw; First love :D

Conclusion

Continuing the Series:
yep
Recommending: yep
Misc.:

Short Review: Another re-read for me. I adore this book. Stargirl is the best character i know for sure. Pet rat, crazy adventures into the desert, trys to change herself to please others but fails. My heart gets crushed every time i read the parts of her trying so hard to fit in. People should be more accepting of other people thats for sure.

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