Flashback: The Outsiders
To me, reading a book is much more exciting than seeing a movie. Reading enables us to delve into our imaginations and paint pictures in our mind of what the characters look like and talk like.
Long long ago when I was a pre-teen, I read The Outsiders, then continued to read every book S. E. Hinton wrote. Eventually I saw the movies too. Hinton was the bomb! Matt Dillon was cast in a few of those films and I thought he was the bomb too.
I think The Outsiders is still popular with kids today. Gah! That makes me sound super old. Kids today. This is somewhat a classic novel and somewhere in my house is a copy, probably a first run edition with yellowed pages and a well worn cover. This novel goes down in my personal history as one of my favorites.