Friday, October 5, 2007

the Outsiders

Happy 40th! Remember, it's just a number, you're only as old as you feel... unless you look thrashed and well-used, then you need to start working on some things or look into surgery....
Anyway, picked this up off the Banned Book display -- guess it's been 30 years since reading it, 20 since the movie (?) ...will it be relevant/interesting to kids these days? OG or too tame?
Not bad, can see why it's been popular for decades: good looking protagonists, rebellion, fighting, with some tender sibling familial love... and I'm sure a big part of its appeal is that not only was it written by a 16 year old, it reads like it was written by a 16 year old. Kids can appreciate it because it expressess their confusion and emotion in the way they would write it, as they probably do write it.

1 comment:

Rose City Reader said...

Oh, I did love this book when I was in Jr. High!