Maturity Rating: PG
When Leo Borlock’s father died, he and his mom moved to a new town. Leo doesn’t fit in at his new school until he meets Kevin Singh, a member of the A.V. club, and they start hosting an interview show. Leo notices a quirky girl called Stargirl, and they slowly become friends as she helps him come out of his shell. Stargirl becomes popular when her music helps energize the losing football team, but she feels pressure to change herself to fit in as she starts to lose her popularity. Leo and Stargirl have to learn how to navigate school and being teenagers while trying to stay true to themselves.
Questions to Ask Your Child:
- Stargirl is unique in the way she dresses, how she acts, and who she is. The whole school loves her because she is not afraid to be herself. How do you express yourself? What makes you special?
- When Leo tells Stargirl to just act like everyone else how did that make Stargirl feel?
- Leo, Kevin, and Stargirl are all very involved at school. They all tried something new when they tried out for speech. Is there something you would like to try at school?