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The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
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May 13, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: childrens-ya

2 1/2 stars
Really? This is what is held up as a paragon of YA literature? No. Please. We can do much better than that - in fact, many authors already have. There are so many other YA authors and books much more worth reading than The Outsiders. I find this to be a dumbed-down version of a few other adult fictions; why can't teens just read adult fiction if they want to read something like this? I mean, I know that this was ground-breaking and enlightening when it first came out, but the field has improved considerably since then, and I still don't understand why I got so many requests for The Outsiders when I worked at the library.

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