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The Outsiders
The Outsiders | SE Hinton
A heroic story of friendship and belonging 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 friendstrue friends who would do anything for him, like Johnny and Two-Bit. And when it comes to the Socsa vicious gang of rich kids who enjoy beating up on "greasers" like him and his friendshe 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... Written over forty-five years ago, The Outsiders is a dramatic and enduring work of fiction. S. E. Hinton's classic story of a boy who finds himself on the outskirts of regular society remains as powerful today as it was the day it was first published. "The Outsiders transformed young-adult fiction from a genre mostly about prom queens, football players and high school crushes to one that portrayed a darker, truer world." The New York Times "Taut with tension, filled with drama." The Chicago Tribune "[A] classic coming-of-age book." Philadelphia Daily News "What it's like to live lonely and unwanted and cornered by circumstance...There is rawness and violence here, but honest hope, too." National Observer A New York Herald Tribune Best Teenage Book A Chicago Tribune Book World Spring Book Festival Honor Book An ALA Best Book for Young Adults Winner of the Massachusetts Children's Book Award
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CinderJo
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“ Stay gold Ponyboy. Stay gold.” One of my all time favorite books and seasons.

I‘m Getting into the fall mood even though it‘s still in the 90‘s here in the Alabama beaches. Beautiful day!

I celebrated by making a new front door wreath and adding a little fall decor to my bike and window frame display. I thought about adding a fake book and may do that next. What do you think?

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WorldsOkayestStepMom
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From The Oklahoman, a partial list of books that are banned or could be banned in the state of OK. And also they got Harper Lee's name wrong. Sometimes, I hate it here.

ravenlee Well, that might be the first time a Twilight book, The Hiding Place, and Lord of the Flies all end up on the same list. (edited) 4w
RavenclawOwlCat Wait, why just Eclipse?? 2w
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GinaKButler
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My #bookspin and #doublespin for September!

Looking forward to a great reading month! Thank you for hosting, @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Good luck!! 1mo
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Shemac77
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Still as original and amazing as I remembered.

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Shemac77
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Revisiting

AlaMich I loved this book and the movie so much! I even named my cat Sodapop (because I loved Rob Lowe in the movie 😂) 1mo
kspenmoll @AlaMich Sodapop the kitty- love that! Both movie and book are wonderful. @Shemac77 (edited) 1mo
Shemac77 @AlaMich @kspenmoll I can remember seeing the movie and reading the book when I was a teen and curious as to how I‘ll feel about them both now. I was wrecked when I watched/read it originally. 1mo
LauraJ Soda pop is a great cat name! 1mo
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Pigpen_Reads
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#AlphabetGame
#LetterO

Today's pick is a classic: The Outsiders. I read this in middle school and loved it. I'm so happy my daughters have read this too. 😊

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

kspenmoll Such a fabulous book! “Nothing gold can stay.” 2mo
Pigpen_Reads @kspenmoll This book got me into Robert Frost :) Oh the ending had me in tears in class 😭😅 2mo
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TheSpineView
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#Movie2BookRecs @klou
Prompt: Mean Girls

Klou 📚👍😊 2mo
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OriginalCyn620
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This is one of my favorite books and I‘ve never listened to the audio version, so I decided to rectify that. I‘ve lost count of how many times I‘ve now read this book!

#bookspinbingo - free space

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
MallenNC I have no idea how many times I‘ve read this but as a kid I probably watched the movie 50 times. 2mo
OriginalCyn620 @MallenNC Same! It‘s been a while and I need to watch the movie again. 2mo
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Blueberry
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BeaG I love this book and movie adaptation. 3mo
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BekaReid
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"Of all of us, Dally was the one I liked least. He didn't have Soda's understanding or dash, or Two Bit's humor, or even Darry's superman qualities. But I realized that these three appealed to me because they were like the heroes in the novels I read. Dally was real. I liked my books and clouds and sunsets. Dally was so real he scared me."

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rachelshareex
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BarkingMadRun
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Listened to this on our way to Nashville and we are finishing it up on our way back….

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JacintaMCarter
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#2022Book31
This might end up as one of my new favorite books. The characters are entertaining and feel incredibly real. Their relationships with each other make you want to root for them, and the end is absolutely heartbreaking.

LeahBergen An old favourite of mine! 5mo
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AshleyHoss820
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I had field observations this semester and I decided to read this with the 7th graders! Watching their reactions and hearing their discussions was such a treat! I love how this book is still touching readers generations later!

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GondorGirl
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Our purchases from the Lansing specialty book show! A found a Pratchett 1e he didn't already have and another fantasy novel. I grabbed one of the Gwen Frostic books I'm missing, the signed Hank Green, and the earliest copy of The Outsiders I've ever seen in person. Because I'm a functional human being the moment I picked it up off the shelf I started bawling. 😅🥰

vivastory I have a Tshirt with that Outsiders cover. 🤘 6mo
Bookwomble West of Eden is a great book 🦕🦖 6mo
GondorGirl @Bookwomble I'll let A know! He recognized the author and thought it sounded interesting. It was in a "bargain" bin for 5$. 6mo
Bookwomble 😊👍🏻 6mo
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Jesse.Jorgensen
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“Greaser‘s with their mustangs and corvairs.”

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BookingitwithSandra
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Because, even before you get in the house you must know the residents are in love with books! 😉

#bookrelated #booksrule

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LeaKell
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We saw the same sunset.

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LeftyDv
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Somehow, I missed this book the first 45 years of my life. I bet thousands of middle schoolers have learned to love reading because of this book. It‘s still gold all these years later.

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Nalbuque
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I never read this one before, nor had I seen the movie, and I liked it a lot! Pretty cool that the author added a short intro saying SHE was only 16 when she finished this book, and that she wrote it because there was no proper representation of teenagers around that time. Wild!

CogsOfEncouragement I was so surprised to find out that S. E. stands for Susan Eloise. 9mo
Nalbuque @CogsOfEncouragement OMG! I‘ve made this assumption mistake before and it feels pretty crappy!!! Im happy to hear SE is a woman haha I fixed the caption, thanks for the heads up!!! 9mo
CogsOfEncouragement I know, but that was why she used her initials instead of her full name. We just did what was expected of us. lol Cool to give credit where credit is due though. 9mo
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LokiDokey
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I tend to recommend YA books in the fantasy genre. However, I have childhood favorites that I reread all the time & some have become my daughter's favorite.
📚Harry Potter series
📚ACOTAR series
📚True Blood series (Sookie Stackhouse)
📚Black Dagger Brotherhood series
📚 Inheritance Games
📚Th1rte3n
📚Secret Garden
📚Number The Stars
📚Island of the Blue Dolphin
📚The Outsiders
📚White Oleander

#SundaySoapbox @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I loved the BDB!! 🔥 9mo
marleed Oh, Number the Stars! 9mo
LokiDokey @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Me too! I buy all the books as soon as they come out in paperback and reread them all over again every few years. 9mo
LokiDokey @marleed yes! I read it the first time in like 2nd grade. My daughter read my copy for the first time around the same age. She says it one of her favorite books. ❤️ 9mo
Blueberry Oh yes, I forgot The Outsiders! 9mo
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VioletMoonBooks
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And I finally began like this: When I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman and a ride home. . .
#TheOutsiders #SEHinton #lastline #closingline #book #books #bookhoarder #bookhoarders #bookhaul #bookhauler #bookholic #bookholics #bookheaven #bookjunkie #bookjunkies #bookjunky #bookjacket #bookjackets #bookjacketdesign #Classics #YoungAdult #Fiction #School 💓💓💓💓

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TH3F4LC0N
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Finally read this book and oh man, this was a flat out masterpiece! 🤤 Very rarely do I come across a book that I can say is truly perfect, but this is one. Well written, great characters, important messages, and deep emotionality. Truly one of the best books I‘ve read this year. If you‘ve never read this book, definitely check it out. And give the movie a view if you haven‘t. It‘s really good too! 🙂

CogsOfEncouragement I read this during a readathon because it is the favorite of a friend. I understand why it is her favorite. 9mo
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TheSpineView
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#Movie2BookRecs @Klou
Prompt: The Breakfast Club

Reecaspieces Two of the bests! 12mo
TheSpineView @Reecaspieces Yes!🤩📖📚 12mo
OriginalCyn620 Totally agree @Reecaspieces! 👍🏻 12mo
Klou Brilliant! 12mo
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L2_D2
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Suggestion from my very surprised boyfriend when he found out I hadn't read The Outsiders. Would I still be tuff if I may or may not have cried a few times?

"Ponyboy can count on his brothers. And on his friends. But not on much else besides trouble with the SOCs, a vicious gang of rich kid whose idea of a good time is beating up "greasers" like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect - until the night someone takes things too far."

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Badreviewer1989ocd
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“Stay gold pony“
#poetrymatters
#poem
#quotes

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Angelwendymama
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Top 3 books I've read this year:

Kindred by Octavia Butler
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (never had read it before)
The Outsiders by S E Hinton (never had read it before)
#mbcreadathon
#mbcbookfrogsreadathon4

MonthlyBookClub entered! 13mo
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mom2bugnbee
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Hadn't read this one since high school (which was 35 years ago) & we're going to a community theatre production of it tonight, so I wanted to revisit it. I didn't appreciate this book as a teenager, which makes sense. Easy to see why this is a classic.

⭐⭐⭐⭐/⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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OriginalCyn620
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#wondrouswednesday

1. The first one I remember is the death of Elvis Presley. I was 6 and had come in from playing outside with the neighbor kids. My mom was unloading the dishwasher and crying. I asked her why and she told me the King was dead. 😢
2. Bookstore 📚
3. Tagged book! 📖

If you want to play, consider yourself tagged! 🤗

Eggs Great book # 3!! Thanks for joining in 📚🥳👏🏻 1y
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OriginalCyn620
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#two4tuesday

1. I think I gotta give it to Ponyboy Curtis from the tagged book!
2. A sense of humor, sass, snark, but they also have to be kind with those traits!

If you want to play, consider yourself tagged! 🤗

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 1y
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DarkMina
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89 of 2021. #juneholidayreads 6/7 #littenlisten

Great read! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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DarkMina
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#FirstLineFriday

“As I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman and a ride home.”

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DarkMina
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#curiouscovers #gray #littenlisten #juneholidayreads 6/7

One of my favorite movies so I thought I would listen to the book.

Eggs Great book 🙌🏻🖤⚪️☑️👏🏻 1y
LibrarianRyan This is a great book, but everytime I hear the author speak I want to smack her. Thank goodness I read this years (okay decades) ago. 1y
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Flitter
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I loved this! Clearly written by a young person, and the plot points/character depth could maybe be criticised if you were looking at it from a lit criticism perspective, but as a view of the world from a disadvantaged teenager and a great, fast story it‘s fantastic. I‘m going to get my teenagers to read it next.

BookishMarginalia What an interesting #cover! 1y
Flitter It‘s great isn‘t it? Really apt 14mo
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leah152
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'You read a lot, don't you Ponyboy?' Cherry asked.
I was startled. 'Yeah. Why?'
She kind of shrugged. 'I could just tell. I'll bet you watch sunsets too.' She was quiet for a minute after I nodded. 'I used to watch them too, before I got so busy...'

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Zoes_Human
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Despite bearing the hallmarks of its age, there's something quite compelling about this novel. No doubt it contains some casually racist language towards indigenous people and equally casual sexist views towards women, both of which merit greater discussion, however, there is much to be applauded in terms of depth and duality of characters and plain good storytelling.

#bookspin

TheAromaofBooks Great review!!! 2y
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Zoes_Human
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Starting my #bookspin book. It's a reread but I haven't read it since I had a crush on this guy. 😂 Hope it holds up.

Prairiegirl_reading I reread this a couple years ago and then just happened to follow it up with the hate you give. It was an interesting pairing. Bookish serendipity. Anyway I love this book to this day. It‘s such a touchstone to my childhood. And Matt Dillon was my crush! Lol, everyone had a crush on one of them (at least one!)!! 2y
Butterfinger How I loved Johnny!!! My walls were covered with Ralph Macchio posters. 2y
Sleepswithbooks I remember being obsessed with Ralph Macchio 🥰 Me too @Butterfinger !!! 2y
Zoes_Human @Prairiegirl_reading Right! Just like everyone had a Corey crush 😂 2y
Prairiegirl_reading @Zoes_Human lol!! Ah the Coreys 🤣🤣🤣 2y
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Purplepanda
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I first read this book in 8th grade and I'm now in the habit of reading it every year. This is the first year that I have listen to it on audiobook.

LaraReads That‘s awesome! How is the audiobook? 2y
Purplepanda I really enjoyed it. I'm still not sure if audiobooks are a good thing for me though. 2y
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Jess_Franzino
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I can‘t believe I never read this until now! Absolutely stunning! Seriously, contemporary YA books just do not compare when it comes to the rawness and realness of “The Outsiders”. The characters are so jaded, yet innocent kids all the same. This is a true masterpiece,

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dreamingpoet
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Stay Gold, Pony Boy, Stay Gold