For the month of August, we read Jerry Spinelli's Stargirl. The following are the discussion questions we used:
1. "You'll know her more by your questions than by her answers. Keep looking at her long enough. One day you might see someone you know." Now that you've finished the novel, what do you think Archie means by this statement?
2. Do you accept Stargirl’s reason to change her name? Do you think your name is an integral part of who you are, or can you imagine yourself with another one?
3. Do you, as a reader, like Stargirl? Would you reach out to her or her?
4. Popularity, fitting in, and "sameness" are all key themes. Do you think Stargirl ever wanted to be popular? How might she define popularity? +/-