Monday, December 22, 2014

12 Days of Christmas! Day 11- The Outsiders

The Outsiders

By S. E. Hinton

This book is amazing!  Think of a combination of Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story, but then written in a way that allows young people and young adults to fully understand the differences in society and how every action you take has a consequence.  Though love isn't the driving force in this book, this book will cause you to reevaluate your life.  Everything you have and take for granted someone else may be struggling to obtain.  Not everyone is of the same class, and although people have vastly different experiences, it doesn't mean that you should think less of them.

My students loved this book and felt quite connected to it.  We had a dress up day and not only my students, but the whole school participated.  The students loved how the book had them evaluate how they would react in scary situations and they learned from class discussion that not everyone lives the same way.

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