As a writer, my A to Z challenge is going to be about books, characters, TV shows and movies that have impacted me somehow. Enjoy! Be sure to check out Lee’s blog to find more bloggers taking on this challenge!
I didn’t read this book as a kid – and I wish I had. I’ve read this one to all my grade 8 classes over the years. It’s one of those books that can make a reader out of someone who has never found stories that interesting. Ponyboy draws in readers with the contrasting aspects to his personality – tough gang member, sensitive thinker. There’s one scene that will cause absolute silence in a grade 8 classroom and will cause every single member of the class (including me) to have tears in their eyes or on their cheeks. If you’ve read it, you know the scene. That book has made it okay for boys in my class to feel – and to discuss those feelings aloud. Awesome.
Any books you know that make boys comfortable discussing their feelings?