50 Books Real Simple Readers Love
The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton
I had just moved to Virginia in the middle of the school year. My English teacher gave me the book and said I needed to catch
up with the class because they were already halfway through. I read the whole book in a weekend because I couldn’t put it
down! It wasn’t the happiest time in my life, but I learned that I could get away from the sadness by getting into a book!
The detailed descriptions allowed for my inner eye to create a scene far better than any moviemaker! —Shelley Leadfoot Wilson
I read that book six times. Loved all the characters. The book evoked all kinds of emotions, as a good book should. —Melanie Smoote Mayekar
I cried and cried. —Tanja Ewert
The Outsiders sealed the deal. —JoAnna LeMaster McIntosh
I loved [it] even more when I knew it was written by a woman. —Michelle Watkins O’Connor
It’s one of my favorites to this day. It was the first book that made me wish that the characters in a book I was reading were real. —Barbara E. De Rosa
PonyBoy just called to me. —Victoria Lynch
To buy: $10, amazon.com.
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