From Our Editors
Junior Booklovers Contest Winner Riley, age 13, Calgary, AB"Nature's first green is gold,Her hardest hue to hold.Her early leaf's a flower;But only so an hour.Then leaf subsides to leaf.So Eden sank to grief,So dawn goes down to day.Nothing gold can stay."…recites Ponyboy Curtis, to his 16-year-old friend Johnny, as they sit on the fro...
From the Publisher
When it was first published in 1967, The Outsiders defied convention with its immediate, deeply sympathetic portrayal of Ponyboy and his struggle to find a place for himself in a difficult world. Thirty years later, it speaks to teenagers as powerfully as ever.