I am currently reading (admittedly & most ashamedly for the first time) The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. I am going to begin reading it with my 8th graders soon & I know it’s such a classic. I really have no excuse other than it was not a required book for me when I was in high school. It’s such a sincere portrayal of how difficult it is to understand people that are different from yourself. And, it really got me thinking– like I’m sure it got many of you thinking the first time you read it– about how easy it is to write people off simply based on outward appearance. I don’t know how many times I’ve been guilty of pre-judging someone based on looks alone.
Yes, this is possibly old news. But, I just thought I’d pop my head out of my hole for a moment & share this with you. And, I thought possibly you could share with me what books you read as a teenager/young adult that really made you have that light bulb moment. Do tell!
(Also, how sweet is this book cover designed by Mikey Burton.)
P.S. I’ll be back in the swing of things soon. I have a few neat interviews in the works that I’m excited about. Thanks to all of you that have stuck around despite the lapse of silence.