I love this book - always have. I cannot bear listening to the narrator. The voices he gives the characters is terrible and drawling and just unbearable. I did not make it half way through before I had to stop listening.
This is a 5 star book
I loved it all
I would recommend this to everyone
This is a 5 star because it makes you realize the values in life and to stand together as people not just as sides
I've loved this book since I first read it as a child; hearing someone else read about Ponyboy, Johnny, Dally, and the others took me back to those first moments of discovering this incredible book.
That moment when Dally is gunned down by police has always stunned me; even now, I hope that Dally won't commit suicide but it is such a brutally honest reality, especially given today's issues with young men of color and police. This book is still relevant today.
I've always loved that moment when Pony realizes that Darry does love him; he is just afraid of losing the only family he has left.
I am brutally honest. Popular, love everything they read, reviewers are scared to go neg. and risk their ranking. It's your money!!!
THEY'LL THINK I'M SOFT
Susan Eloise writes a very entertaining book, which has inspired many a youth to read. It is amazing that it was written while she was in High School. She gets a lot of things right. I was in elementary school and junior high during the sixties. Being tough was very important and you never wanted to show weakness. I even remember having fist fights with friends, they were friends before the fight and they were friends after. It was part of growing up as a boy and proving yourself. Even losing was not that important, you just needed to prove you were not a coward.
I WISH MY T-SHIRT WAS TIGHTER
What she got wrong was the femininity she gave the main character. Not knowing who S.E. was while reading, I thought this book is going end up with the main character coming out of the closet. Boys did not look at other boys and think how good looking they were, which this character does often. Pony Boy also spent a lot of time examining his feelings and the feelings of others. He seemed more like a teenage girl. I also worry that it may glorify violence and crime. Susan makes it sound like stealing and hitting someone with a pipe are okay things. Having said that I still recommend the book, although you want to read it first before handing it over to your child and you probably should discuss it afterwards.