Stargirl is a new Disney Plus original release based on the bestselling YA novel by Jerry Spinelli. It tells the story of Leo and the new kid at school- Stargirl and how their friendship ignited a spark of magic and woke up a sleepy Midwestern town. Leo is quiet and studious and prefers blending into the background. Stargirl is loud, in-your-face and unapologetically herself. Through their relationship, Stargirl shows Leo that it’s okay to be yourself, even if sometimes this means people don’t like you.
This movie would be most suitable for tweens and teens as it centers around a group of high school friends. The movie does depict a romantic relationship between the two main characters, but it is very PG rated and at most we see the characters hold hands or share a chaste kiss. The movie is a nice departure from the loud and busy action movies that seem prevalent today and is reminiscent of… [Read Full Review – Standard and Premium Members Only]
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About the Author: Jenn Ehlers
Jenn is a central Virginia native who received her BA in Psychology from the University of Virginia in 2012. Since then she has worked for a local mental health agency and the Department of Social Services in various capacities and has been involved in her community’s efforts to create a Trauma Informed Network. Currently Jenn works in vocational rehab and mentors youth in foster care. When she isn’t working, Jenn enjoys writing stories, anything and everything Harry Potter, and spending time with her niece and nephew.
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