Author Confessions Round 11

I so wish I had written The Outsiders. That book is ingenious. The fact that the entire story was written as a school project from PonyBoy’s point of view blows my mind. I LOVE the characters, and even though the kids are ‘thugs’, I find myself rooting for them. Maybe the teacher in me wants the underdog to succeed, or maybe the emotional connection I have with the characters pulls at my heart. I don’t know what it is, but I fell in love with that book the first time I read it in 7th grade.  I’ve read it several times since, recently in fact. It’s one of  the books on my favorites list.

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2 thoughts on “Author Confessions Round 11

  1. Great choice. I used to teach this book to freshmen. In my experience, no other book resonates with students as much as this one. They loved the movie too. I hadn’t read it until I knew I’d be teaching it. Such a good book!

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