With the recent passing of Patrick Swayze, his images from his movies have been gracing the web with a list of his accomplishments. Before Dirty Dancing, Swayze had a role in Francis Ford Coppola's movie The Outsiders.
The story of Ponyboy Curtis and his two brothers, Darry and Sodapop, The Outsiders, is still relevant to a new generation of readers. While this isn't a new book, it may be a great re-read from a new perspective. As adults we can still relate to Ponyboy and his gang of Greases as they navigate through their teens, facing challenges that are still part of society today; fitting in, friendship, and the ever present social classes.
A quick read with emotionally charged scenes, this classic story by S.E. Hinton is timeless.