The story takes place in Mica, a small Arizona town, where Leo Borlock, lives. He goes to an ordinary, dull, unenthusustic High School, but one day, everythitng changes. Stargirl Caraway appears at the school in a whirl of colorful skirts and followed by the melodic strums of her ukelele; Her pet rat, Cinnamon, peering out from her bag. Slowly, the whole school accepts Stargirl, but in a twist of events, her fame crashes. Leo falls for Stargirl, and wants to help her to become normal, but realizes that she wouldn't be the girl he loves if she decides to no longer be Stargirl. This book was very insightful into the High School social workings, and the need to be popular in some people, and I recommend it to anyone who has ever been misunderstood, or felt like the only one like them, which is never a bad thing.