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message 1: by Buck (last edited Apr 30, 2018 06:00PM) (new)

Buck (spectru) The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton was voted to be our group read for May 2018 from open nominations.

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Buck (spectru) Just finished this one. This is a YA novel. It's a first novel, written by a 16-year-old. Despite all that, it's pretty good.

I grew up in that era, and could perhaps have been considered a greaser, although I also wore Madras shirts. I wasn't aware of the feud between the greasers and the socs at the time, but at age 15-17 I was certainly conscious of being an outsider.

Mustangs and Corvairs? These were the prestigious cars - the rich kids' cars? Corvairs? Really?

Suki St Charles (goodreadscomsuki_stcharles) | 25 comments I just finished rereading this one. I loved it so much when I was a kid, and although I own copies of most of my favorite childhood books, I am often hesitant to reread them in case they don't stand the test of time. I enjoyed this reread very much. As an adult, there were points in the story that I could pick apart, but as I started the book, the kid in me who eagerly devoured the book so long ago (even got in trouble for reading it in math class!) emerged, and I had a delightful reading experience.

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