I remember the first time I read "The Outsiders" when I was 11. After ten years, this book still has a profound effect on me and it is always one of my top book recommendations. Thanks to the narrator, the characters came alive even better than I had imagined, every character had a different voice with that greaser accent, the performance was incredible. I'd recommend this book to anyone, especially the youth, whether you're in middle school or college, it'll teach you a thing or two, every time.
Old Fart 1960 (some day....)
This story has been a part of my life since it was written. I've read it about 10 times. This is the first time I've listened as an audio book. Fantastic.
i like this book. very interesting an tells us alot of entertaining things. and ponyboy is my fasvorite character because he tells about his life in first person.
It's been a long time since I last read "The Outsiders." Put simply, it's just a good book with a solid story applicable to our current time. It's hard to think this book will ever leave the collective thoughts of American teens.
I'm a avid reader,I also love to just listen to the audio books it's a way of calming me down at the end of the night.
This amazing book should be dramatized,as well as all good literature you have up here it's hard I know for one person to do all the voices.but it really fell flat
This book was just so good. The first two chapters I felt were a bit boring but after that it takes off. There is brotherly love though out the book. It becomes shocking and sad at some points but it ties up in the end. It really makes you think about how you look at people and the way we judge a person base on who they hang out with and how they look and act. There is some violence in this book. I would recommend this to teens and up. No matter what kinda of person you are I think you might like this. I am the kinda person that likes fictional stories so I didn't think I would like it but I did.
Reading allows me to travel through time; to visit the world's unique and stunning places. To become somebody I am not... It is glorious.
and the tensions between the rich and the poor. (or the races, genders, religions)
I saw this movie 30+ years ago and loved it, but this is the first time that I have read the book and I am so glad to have revisited the story. It is a painful, beautiful and tragic story about boys coming of age. Their stories are appallingly dismal and heartrending. But they are also beautiful and heartwarming. These boys know love despite their circumstances. They know joy despite wretched home lives. These boys became my friends and if you listen they will become yours too.
Making the book even lovelier is the fact that it was written by an Okie girl who was still in high school!
Jim Fyfe reads each character with his on voice, his own cadence. The book is narrated by Pony Boy in first person, but throughout it Pony Boy recalls words and stories of his brothers and friends. Mr Fyfe perfectly embodies each boy. Excellent!
I read it in high school and when I'm in my late twenties. This novel is a classic literature that spans through generations. Even though it is a different time era, many of the coming of age and social struggles are still present today. The performance was done really well.