Spotlight on “Superstar”: Book review of “Superstar”


“Superstar” has been getting a whole lot of praise, so let’s see what it’s about:

“Superstar” was written by Mandy Davis. It was an amazing read. It is currently one of the 2019-2020 Sunshine State Young Readers Award books.

The book is about Lester, a young boy who has always been home-schooled until now– his first day of fifth grade. Readers felt so excited when Lester was making new friends and doing some incredible things.

However, Lester did meet some bumps in the road, like when he encountered some bullies in his class, they ridiculed him and did it repeatedly, which was aggravating.

But something out of the ordinary came up, the science fair. Lester finally had a chance of proving his bullies wrong. Maybe, just maybe, fifth grade won’t be as bad as he thought.

The plot of this story always had readers up on their toes. They always wanted to know what was going to happen next.

The characters were pretty good overall. Some of the characters were somewhat dull or annoying. For example, Lester’s mother was missing some “oomph,” but as the story progressed, she ended up having more personality.

On the other hand, some of the characters had so much personality, like when Lester’s bullies repeatedly ridiculed him. It made the readers feel aggravated, which is good because readers want to feel different emotions as they read.

Overall, this book made readers have feelings of compassion, anger, and happiness. It was a great book to be chosen as a Sunshine State Young Reader.



Rating: 5 out of 5.


Rating: 5 out of 5.


Rating: 4 out of 5.


Rating: 5 out of 5.

Photo by The Panther Post Staff

Categories: Entertainment

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