First off I want to thank both CW @ ReadThinkPonder and Jenna @ Reading With Jenna for tagging me! This is such a cool and fun looking tag created by CW herself. So definitely go check her out and while you’re at it check Jenna’s blog out too!
How the Tag Works
In this tag, you will be reviewing a book you read three or more years ago (if you started reading less than three years ago, tell us about your first book). The best part: you will be reviewing the book purely from memory. I hope you all have fantastic memory (because I certainly don’t)!
Here is the tag, broken down into three parts:
1. The Summary.
First, tell us a little bit about this book, and approximately when you read it. Write a summary (brief, long, anything you like!) of the book you are reviewing.
Note: This means that you are not allowed to look up specific details of the book if you do not remember them. Remember — purely from memory! If you don’t remember that one name, write what you think they were called. Hands off Google, everyone!
2. The Thoughts.
Share your thoughts on your chosen book. Reflect and talk about what you thought of the book back then.
3. The Epilogue.
Here’s the fun part: now you can look up a summary of the book – find all those names that you couldn’t remember, those plot points that seemed pretty important – and all those things you might have forgotten. Don’t go back and edit the summary from the first part!
Rules of the tag:
- Please link back to Read Think Ponder’s post, so that the original rules are always accessible to anyone who is curious and wants to participate!
- Remember: do not look up your book when writing its Summary and Thoughts.
- Acknowledge the person who tagged you in your post.
- Tag your friends and fellow bloggers – it’s up to you how many!
Now onto to my Nostalgic Book Review!
Ponyboy is a Greaser and his city is divided between them and the Socs. The Socs are rich and privileged while the Greasers are poor and trying to survive. When Ponyboy accidentally kills a Soc he freaks out and runs away. People die and life lessons are learned. Something about pain or loss somewhere in there too. Oh and a girl named Cherry. (Last time I read this book was in high school almost 10 years ago, and middle school before that. It also stands being my favorite piece of literature that I had to read for school).
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton was required reading twice in my school career. I never dreaded having to read it for the simple fact that it was quite enjoyable. It’s raw and real depicting a world where it’s rich vs. poor. The Greasers were like one big family. They were always looking out for each other even when times get tough.
If I had to read this book again for whatever reason I most definitely would! In fact I am going to find myself a copy the next time I find myself in a used bookstore!
Here is the actual book’s synopsis:
According to Ponyboy, there are two kinds of people in the world: greasers and socs. A soc (short for “social”) has money, can get away with just about anything, and has an attitude longer than a limousine. A greaser, on the other hand, always lives on the outside and needs to watch his back. Ponyboy is a greaser, and he’s always been proud of it, even willing to rumble against a gang of socs for the sake of his fellow greasers–until one terrible night when his friend Johnny kills a soc. The murder gets under Ponyboy’s skin, causing his bifurcated world to crumble and teaching him that pain feels the same whether a soc or a greaser.
I think I was pretty spot on if I do say so myself. I got the very generic points down symbolism as well. The only mistake I made was saying that Ponyboy was the one who killed the Soc, when it was his friend Johnny who did. Which reminds me of poor Johnny dying from burns… I think…
I TAG YOU:
Aentee @ Read at Midnight
Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks
Rae @ Bookmark Chronicles
Josie @ Josie’s Book Corner
Krista @ Of Love and Wanderlust
Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts
Syc @ The Lit Mermaid
Flo @ Flowless Books
Aria @ Aria Stuck In Wonderland
I think I did pretty good! And here I thought this was going to go horribly wrong because my memory is horrible. I hope you guys enjoyed my little nostalgic book review!
Until next time,