Stargirl Quotes

"There were individual variants here and there, of course, but within pretty narrow limits we all wore the same clothes, talked the same way, ate the same food, listened to the same music." (10)

"We did not know what to make of her. In our minds we tried to pin her to a corkboard like a butterfly, but the pin merely went through and away she flew." (15)

"I thought then that Wayne Parr would always reign as our grand marshal. How could I have known that he would soon be challenged by a freckle-nosed homeschooler?" (21)

"She continued to strum her ukulele and sing 'Happy Birthday' to people. She still wore long skirts on non-game days and made a home of her school desks." (25)

"She tugged on my earlobe and said, 'He's cute.' And walked off." (29)

"She is us more than we are us. She is, I think, who we really are. Or were." (32)

"The trouble with miracles is, they don't last long." (42)

"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." (52)

"The earth is speaking to us, but we can't hear because of all the racket our senses are making. Sometimes we need to erase them, erase our senses." (91)

"The silent treatment is going on. Nobody's talking to her." (97)

"He says it all boils down to this--if I'm translating correctly: Whose affection do you value more, hers or the others'?" (104)

"When someone makes me happy, I put a pebble in the wagon. If I'm unhappy, I take a pebble out. There are twenty pebbles in all." (121)

"I had linked myself to an unpopular person. That was my crime." (132)

"She thinks I betrayed myself. She just doesn't understand how important it is to be popular." (146)

"Star people are rare. You'll be lucky to meet another." (177)

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