It Was a Porcupine Necktie

After going great guns there for a while, I’ve been slacking on the ol’ blog lately. I had fun family activities all last week! If you read the “About” part of this blog, you’ll discover that I say something like, “What I love most is my family, second most: reading.” So there you have it.

But now I’m back to reading. And I have fantastic news! I read on bookshelves of doom that a sequel to Stargirl comes out this August! Oh, Jerry Spinelli, thank you! I happen to absolutely adore Stargirl. We read it in my classes last year. Well, actually, we listened to it on CD–narrated by John Ritter, who did an absolutely fabulous job, especially the line: “It was a porcupine necktie.” Oh, the tears! Oh, the humanity! And Stargirl the character: whoa. She is my idol. I want to be her. Though I don’t have her chutzpah (who does?), I try to engage in Stargirlish activities as often as I can.

Anyway, I can’t wait for the sequel. A new Gilda Joyce AND a new Stargirl this August! Maybe I’ll survive a Yuma summer after all!



  1. Changing Hands inspired me to visit the library tomorrow and check out a good summer read. Wish you could join me.

    PS: Your banner picture scares me.

  2. Eliana said

    My mom is going to die! STARGIRL is her favorite book and she buys it in bulk to give to people. You may have just changed her life with this exciting news.

  3. Sounds interesting. I haven’t even heard of it. I’ll have to look into it for my daughter and I.

  4. Oops–I meant to add that I had been slacking on the ol’ blog, too, but I think I’m back in my groove. Reading AND family was taking me away.

  5. Stargirl is scheduled as the first book of our reading group this year. For group purposes, we usually wait for the paperback but we may have to make an exception for Love, Stargirl. We just can’t wait!

    Oh and John Ritter narrated the CD?! Wow. I’m going to have to get that too.

  6. Prepre3 said

    I read this book in my class, reading class. It’s a simply splendid book. I was looking for a picture of a necktie for Leo, on a project I’m doing. I wasn’t aware of how rare they were. haha.

  7. Alyssa said

    i just finished this book. and i reckon it should be the book my class should read rather than the book we re suppose to
    its most inspiring ;D i wish i could be like her too
    once i searched porcupine necktie in google it totally showed stargirl cover
    i cant believe i didnt read this till now ;D

  8. family activities are very nice to have, it also strengthens the bond among family members :.;

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