Here is another review for the Classics Club which if you don’t already know, is a club where we make a list of a minimum of 50 classics we want to read in 5 years or less and then we blog and talk about the book after we are done. Join here if you are interested and here is my original list.
This month, I decided to read The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton and I’m not quite sure if you’d actually consider this a classic but I was still really excited to read it anyway.
Let me just warn you that I would hardly call this a review just because I guess I just wasn’t in the mood to write when I started it and also, I just couldn’t portray my feelings for this book properly.
Book: The Outsiders
Author: S.E. Hinton
“Stay gold, Ponyboy, stay gold.”
There is no way I can read that quote and not want to cry.
I actually really really enjoyed this book, a lot more than I thought I would. I just loved all the found families and the greasers and the way they just always looked out for each other. I’ve heard a lot of negative things but I don’t really mind because personally, I enjoyed it and I felt like this book was what I need The Great Gatsby to be for me
I’m not really making any sense but this was just such a short, enjoyable book and I do really love it.
I’m not entirely sure if you’d count it as a classic but anyway… As a book written by a teen, it was really emotional and personal and I thought it was written really well.
I enjoyed the story and learning about the greasers. The book doesn’t take place over a long period of time and most of it is spent on the run with Jonny and Ponyboy. I still thought it was paced very well and I was never bored and I never felt like it dragged. It is quite hard to review such a short book but even though it was small, it had a really big impact on me.
The writing was also a product of its time and it did take me a while to pick up on some of the slang but it all felt very much like a movie. I personally enjoyed watching the greasers shove each other around and tease one another. The dialogue was quite short and snappy and equally beautiful and hilarious.
Over the course of 180 pages, I still felt like I really got to know each and every one of the greasers. They all had a rough home life but found each other inevitably. I loved how they always looked out for each other and just accepted everyone as their family.
I especially liked Ponyboy who was the narrator. He was the youngest of the gang and you can tell how much he looks up to his brother Soda and how much he loves being a greaser. I just thought it was really sweet the way everyone looked out for him and Jonny and Pont and the greasers just stole my heart.
I’m really excited to watch the movie now and I know I’m gonna love it. I know this wasn’t much of a review but there is no way I could translate my deep feelings for this book into words. It has just grown to be really personal to me which I kind of did not expect but oh well.
Ok looking at this now, I wouldn’t even call this a review, my thoughts are everywhere and it’s pretty short but I try to never strive for more than mediocre, it saves a lot of hard feelings in the end
Feel free to chat. Have you read this yet? If not, I definitely recommend it 🙂