August 6, 1986


  • Mrs. Caraway (mother)
  • Charles Caraway (father)
  • Leo (ex boyfriend)
  • Perry Delloplane (friend/possible future boyfriend)

Portrayed by

Grace VanderWaal (film)


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This is about the character. You may be looking for Stargirl (book) or StarGirl: Book Trailer or Stargirl (2020 film)


Susan Julia Caraway, better known as Stargirl, (born August 6, 1986) is a beautiful and  14-year-old girl, who is in her first year of high school at Mica High School in Arizona. She is the protagonist of the novel Stargirl written by author Jerry Spinelli. Throughout the novel, she tries to find what it means to be different, as she falls in love with a boy, named Leo, who tries to win her love. She is portrayed by Grace VanderWaal in the 2020 film adaption.[1]


Stargirl is very kind, sweet, loving, and brave. She is different from other students at her school, and they don’t understand her much. She is also very outgoing and sorta heavyweight.


A few days after her 14th birthday, she starts her first day at Mica High School in a burst of color and sound, hallways hum “Stargirl.” She captures Leo Borlock’s heart with one smile. She sparks a school-spirit revolution with one cheer. The students of Mica High are enchanted. Until they are no longer interested in what she has to share with the school. Leo urges her to become the very thing that can destroy her - normal. This book is very enlightening and has a positive message for young adults as well as children. Join Stargirl on her journey to finding herself or adding on to her personality, and Leo on the road to accepting her.

Stargirl has moved and left everything behind: Arizona, Mica High, enchanted desert places—and Leo.

He's all she can think about, and her life begins to feel like a parade of unhappy anniversaries. Then Stargirl meets her wonderfully bizarre new neighbor: Dootsie, the curly-headed five-year-old "human bean"; Betty Lou, who hasn't stepped outside her house for nine years; Charlie, who sits among the tombstones; hot-tempered Alvina with that one glittery nail; and Perry Delloplane, the blue-eyed thief who soon lays his own claim to Stargirl's heart.

In letters to Leo over the course of a year, Stargirl comes to find hope in new places: mockingbirds, don't angels, moonflowers, and the Winter Soltice—that turning-point day when dark tips to light. But what's life without Leo? Will he--can he—answer that one crucial question I have no life that's why I do this she asked every morning to the rising sun?There is also book two, called 'Love, Stargirl'. 

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