©1967 S.E. Hinton; (P)1988 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
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.
Just a Northern MN girl in love with books...so much that she shares her passion. Teaching is NOT just a career; it is a choice and calling
I listened to it with my lower 7th and 8th graders. The action and intensity of the narration and storyline kept them completely focused.
The whole book is real and raw and transcends time.
I love the a lot of books, I started listening to books when I when I went blind for 10 months. I tend to prefer books below my age group.
I would recommend this book to most any one as no matter who you are as we all feel like some of these characters. Each of use has some of pony boy in us, maybe not now but it reminds us of who we were when we were young and still had some innocence, when we still were gold (reference to the poem in the book). I first red this book in school back in high school, it was a good story but as I grew older this meant so much more as I started to see the world more clearly.
There are some many to me, I think of this book and the hole story plays out in my mind. Many things are very memorable moments, the movie and how they social interaction is between the soc girls and the greaser boys, it shows the dynamic, the fight in the night in the park that send Pony boy and Johnny off on their journey, or the fire in the church. This is a book of amazing big moments for these classic and memorable characters.
To me when I think of this book I think of two main characters,
Pony boy in his book smart ways being the one who tells the store, It tells me who he is and we all see some of our self in him.
However most of all I think of Johnny Cade (johnnycake) He is a main character and does so much for the book but when I imagine those sad, scared, beaten brown eyes. The words that he is like a puppy that has been kicked one to many times from the book paint in my mind how Johnny is his manner and I see those eyes. That is what makes so much of the character for me as being beaten and feeling unloved when he loves such a raw heightened love and emotion. It colors every word he says and does not say, he is the hero he wanted to be.
The voice brought the book to life, it was a renewing to this great story.
High class or trash no matter who people say you are or where you fit.
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