looking back on my high school english classes, only one book stands out to me as having been young adult. that would have been s.e. hinton’s the outsiders. ok, we probably did quite a few more over the years, but that’s the one that comes to mind right away. plus, my memory’s been shot ever since i got into this crazy writing thing, so there’s that.
the outsiders floored me. the angst, the drama, the names (sodapop! ponyboy!). i looooved that book. so much so that i wish i could drop the “stay gold, ponyboy, stay gold” quote courtesy of johnny cade more often in conversation without looking absolutely idiotic.
wow. i just realized this post has totally and utterly dated me. hah.
soooo…five years from now, what ya books from today might be studied? in ten years?Follow @wordpressdotcom