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Stargirl - Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis
No notes for slide. Stargirl [PDF] 1. Stargirl [PDF] 2. Dootsie is outgoing and chats to anyone that comes her way. She is attention seeking , often running away, or pretending to be invisible, thinking it will attract attention, seeing as everyone pretends they can't see her.
She also befriends Betty Lou Fern, an older agoraphobic neighbor of hers, mostly because of Betty Lou gifts Dootsie with yummy homemade treats and donuts. Perry Delloplane is a juvenile boy about Stargirl's age.
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He is seen to be a delinquent, telling people he went to boot camp for a year, when he was actually staying with his aunt. His mother is pregnant, and when his little sister is born, he shows a surprisingly caring, gentle side, and is extremely protective.
He has an affection for Dootsie, but more as a sister.
He likes to joke around with her, and she as well is quite smitten with him, even joining his harem. The Honeybees are Perry's harem, a club of open admirers who all fancy him.
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He feels no shame in kissing them in public, often in front of other harem members, who don't mind, and going on dates with them, but never seriously. Betty Lou Fern is the agoraphobic middle-aged neighbor of Stargirl and Dootsie. She never leaves her house, and Stargirl and Dootsie come to visit her almost everyday. Betty Lou gifts them with delicious treats, like Margie's donuts.
Betty Lou has a soft spot for mockingbirds and flowers but was forced to give up their beauty after her fear becomes worse. Betty Lou always has great advice for Stargirl on her romance indecision, and almost stands in place for Archie.
She had a husband, whom she nicknamed "Mr. Potato Nose" Alvina Klecko is a very unsociable tween going through a transformation between her tomboyish ways and her dolls.
She tends to have a very confrontational demeanor, often pretending to ignore Stargirl's preachings, but listens and almost always heeds them in the end.
She delivers Betty Lou's Donuts, even after she was fired from Margie's. On page 52, Leo adds, "If we were hurt, if we were unhappy, or otherwise victimized by life, she seemed to know about it, and to care, as soon as we did.
But bad things falling on her - unkind words, nasty stares, foot blisters - she seemed unaware of. Finally, on page , Leo describes the things Stargirl notices around town, including the man sitting outside the shopping village, a row of ants on the sidewalk, or a blue door that was once green.
Over the course of the book, Leo changes. Compare and contrast Leo's appreciation of "little things" in life at the beginning of the novel and at the end. After Stargirl teaches Leo to see "the little things" see 8 , he begins to notice these things himself. At the end of the novel, long after he has last seen Stargirl, Leo says, "I throw myself into my work and keep an eye peeled for silver lunch trucks, and I remember.
I sometimes walk in the rain without an umbrella. When I see change on the sidewalk, I leave it there. If no one's looking, I drop a quarter. I feel guilty when I download a card from Hallmark.
I listen for mockingbirds. On page 2, he says, "It did not occur to me that I was being watched. We were all being watched. What do you think is written on the paper? The text offers no hints beyond what readers should know about Archie: that he is a fairly eccentric retired paleontologist who lives in a house decorated with fossils and bones and has a distinctly spiritual connection to the natural world.
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He describes himself as "a man of bones. You can't be up to your eyeballs in bones and not believe in enchanted places.
Archie tells Leo on page , that he does not "have the energy to return Barney to his original stratum in South Dakota. In that sense, the note could be seen as a farewell message. While the question is open-ended, answers must be consistent with Archie's unique character and his views of the world.
Create a new scene for the book in which the two discuss Archie's message. When Leo returns to Arizona after living in the East, someone else is living in Archie's house.
Where, in your opinion, is Archie? How does that fit with Archie's view of the universe? See question Important passages illustrating Archie's view of the universe are found on pages 75, , and Archie believes man has a physical connection to the primordial elements supplied by the stars.
Of Stargirl he says, on page , "I think every once in a while someone comes along who is a little more primitive than the rest of us, a little closer to our beginnings, a little more in touch with the stuff we're made of.
At the end of the novel, Archie does allude that he is tired.
Toward the end of the book, Leo chooses membership in his peer group over his affection for Stargirl. What is your opinion of Leo's choice?In this celebration of nonconformity, Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli weaves a tense, emotional tale about the perils of popularity and the thrill and inspiration of first love.
Although the question is subjective, one approach might be to evaluate whether Leo remains true to himself when he chooses his peer group over Stargirl. The author leaves other questions unanswered such as why Leo does not have family fifteen years after high school or why he doesn't talk about his family during the course of the story.
Alternatively, light can be taken more literally to mean something that helps people see. Random House Children's Books Imprint: He likes to joke around with her, and she as well is quite smitten with him, even joining his harem.
Stargirl is suddenly shunned for everything that makes her different, and Leo, panicked and desperate with love, urges her to become the very thing that can destroy her: normal. Of Stargirl he says, on page , "I think every once in a while someone comes along who is a little more primitive than the rest of us, a little closer to our beginnings, a little more in touch with the stuff we're made of.