Guarded secrets will make Jordan question everyone she holds close to her heart.
After a miraculous recovery from her battle against the Earth, Air, and Water Elementals, Jordan Smith seeks out the mysterious fire goddess from her dreams to better understand and control her untamed powers. At first, her training proves challenging, rigorous and unending. Yet Jordan complies, desperate to spare the ones she loves from the future wrath of the other Elementals. In order to better understand her foes, she travels through time on a series of missions, each more dangerous than the last. Focused on stretching her powers to complete her training, Jordan never suspects guarded secrets will make her question everyone she holds close to her heart.
Heather Kütz would like nothing more than to be a regular teenager. After striking a deal with Death to save her sister, she gets stuck in an endless loop of lives, all ending just before her nineteenth birthday.
When, during her eighteenth life, Death unexpectedly sweeps her into his domain, she’s ready to give him a piece of her mind. But then he tells her about a group of rebellious spirits bent on returning to the living world. If Heather fails to help Death, the spirits will flood the world, undoing Death’s power and obliterating life’s natural balance in one fell swoop.
But Heather doesn't blame them; she's witnessed Death’s deception time and again. As the conflict escalates, Heather must ultimately choose who to stand beside — Death... or the lost souls literally fighting for their lives.
Love, Stargirl picks up a year after Stargirl ends and reveals the new life of the beloved character who moved away so suddenly at the end of Stargirl. The novel takes the form of "the world's longest letter," in diary form, going from date to date through a little more than a year's time. In her writing, Stargirl mixes memories of her bittersweet time in Mica, Arizona, with involvements with new people in her life.
In Love, Stargirl, we hear the voice of Stargirl herself as she reflects on time, life, Leo, and - of course - love.
Don’t miss Jerry Spinelli’s latest novel, The Warden’s Daughter, about another girl who can't help but stand out.
“Spinelli is a poet of the prepubescent. . . . No writer guides his young characters, and his readers, past these pitfalls and challenges and toward their futures with more compassion.” —The New York Times