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)


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?