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The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
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Aug 28, 08

bookshelves: fiction, kids-and-teens, favorites
Read in January, 1978

I loved The Outsiders when I read it as a teen and again when I read it just a few months ago. S. E. Hinton created a believable and engaging cast of characters who struggle with conflict in and out of their gang and learn the meaning of friendship and family. A very moving and enjoyable story!
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message 1: by Collette (new)

Collette It's been too many years since I read this book and I loved it as well. Wow! You have inspired me to get it again. Thanks Nancy!


Nancy I was afraid to read this again, thinking it would be disappointing now that I'm an adult. It may be worth revisiting other favorites.


message 3: by Collette (new)

Collette I love going back to books I read in my youth. I'm just reading the Wrinkle in Time series now. I read the first book, as did everyone in that era, but I had never read the next three. They are really insightful!


Nancy I missed the Wrinkle in Time series, but plan on getting to it at some point. I'd really love to reread The Witch of Blackbird Pond.


Dylan I love this book. It's my all time favorite book. I could read this over and over again and never get tired of it.


message 6: by Nancy (last edited Dec 22, 2008 08:50PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Nancy That Was Then This Is Now is also very good!


Dylan I have that to read, I'll read it soon! :D


Kelly Thanks for the positive review Nancy! I have never read this novel due to the fact that my mother thought all YA lit was evil when I was a kid, but there is never a too late for reading, is there?


Nancy No, it is never too late, K.l. I'm in my 40's now and still loved the book.


Kelly :)


Anaïs I didn't think the cast was at all believable. I mean what kind of 14 year old greaser goes around saying his brother looks like a Greek god? It's really pushed my suspension of disbelief.


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