One of my favorite books growing up as a teen was S.E. Hinton’s, The Outsiders.
When I saw it was available on my on-line library as an audio book, I snatched it up. I loved this book and the movie and really wanted to see if it was as good as I remembered it was. After listening I can say that it was good…not good in the way I like books now…but still good. I can easily see why it’s remained a classic.
You might remember that is was later made into a movie….boy did they ever know how to cast a movie… Patrick Swayze, Matt Dillion, Emilio Estevez, Tom Cruise (looking at the picture I can see why he had chin surgery), Ralph Macchio, Rob Lowe, and Leif Garrett. Can you imagine what it would cost to bring those names together now days???
It was a fun blast from the past to listen to it again. It’s hard to believe that a sixteen year old could have written the book…but she did.
Here’s what Amazon had to say, “No one ever said life was easy. But Ponyboy is pretty sure that he’s got things figured out. He knows that he can count on his brothers, Darry and Sodapop. And he knows that he can count on his friends—true friends who would do anything for him, like Johnny and Two-Bit. And when it comes to the Socs—a vicious gang of rich kids who enjoy beating up on “greasers” like him and his friends—he knows that he can count on them for trouble. But one night someone takes things too far, and Ponyboy’s world is turned upside down…”
I can easily see why this book remains a widely required read for all high school kids…is is an adult epic?…no, but still I really enjoyed it. Amazon readers say 4.6 stars….I guess I’ll agree…partly over nostalgia…partly because it has a good message.
Are there any other Outsider fans out there???