Wednesday, September 07, 2005

S.E. Hinton speaks -- a little

I first read The Outsiders as a freshman in high school. I still consider it one of the best books I read as a child. I think part of what fascinated me was that it was written by a teenager -- a girl, as I later found out. Today, the New York Times has an interview with the reclusive Hinton and it's interesting. (free registration required)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just surfing throught. Thanks for posting the SE Hinton interview. It was very interesting. I loved the Outsiders while growing up, both the book and the movie. It played a big role in my life.

Michelle Pendergrass said...

Nature's first green is gold
Her hardest hue to hold
Her early leaf's a flower
But only so an hour
So leaf subsides to leaf
So Eden sank to grief
So dawn goes down to day
Nothing gold can stay.


I can't tell you how many times I read that book. Over and over and over. So much so that I still remember the poem. Man, this brings back a flood of memories.

Talk about heart.

The Outsiders and Where The Red Fern Grows.

I wonder if they still have as much heart as I remember? Do I dare risk it by reading them again now?