By: Jerry Spinelli
The other big conflict in the novel is Leo not knowing if he wants to choose friendship with Stargirl and people ignoring him or everyone talking to him and no Stargirl.
Some of the other characters are:
Hillary was spread the assumption their Stargirl was a fake around the school. She was very rude to Stargirl and told her not to sing happy birthday to her and Stargirl did what she asked and sang happy birthday for Hillary but to Leo's face. Not Hillary's.
Cinnamon is Stargirl's pet rat. She always brought him to school in her canvas bag or on her shoulder. In the beginning of the story, Cinnamon was one of Stargirl's best friends.
Dori was a ninth grade girl who was one of the first to sit with Stargirl at lunch. She became good friends with Stargirl and didn't leave her side. She was loyal to Stargirl and was one of the only people who encouraged Stargirl to be herself and not who Leo and everyone else wanted her to be.
Rising Action: Everybody starts to get to know Stargirl and loves her because she is so friendly and cheerful. When she becomes a cheerleader, she cheers for both teams and then everyone quickly begins to hate her.
Climax: Everyone ignores Stargirl and Leo and acts like they aren't there. They did this because they were mad that they lost the state championships and they decided to blame it on Stargirl for cheering for both teams.
Falling Action: Leo convinces Stargirl try to change to be like everyone else so they stop ignoring them. Stargirl goes back to being called Susan, which is her real name, and then everyone loved her again because she seemed to be what they considered normal.
Resolution: Stargirl realizes that she'd rather be herself and just be friends with a few people who actually care about her like Dori and Leo. Suddenly, one day she didn't show up at school and nobody from Mica ever saw her after that.