Why did I love this book?
When I was first assigned to read this book in 7th grade, I turned up my nose as did most of the other girls in my class. Why in the world would I want to read a book about three teenage brothers from the wrong side of the tracks? But in no time at all I was swept up in this poignant and powerful story about love, loyalty and family overcoming the injustice of class distinctions and poverty. The Outsiders is a true classic, and an unforgettable story that every middle grade student should read.