Well, the Buzz Girls have beat me to the punch this week. Bridget Jones’ Diary, Pride and Prejudice, Circle of Friends, Clueless – you guys have listed several of the best there is.
So... I have to go old school on you peeps...
I give you – The Outsiders.
Not only do you get the fabulous messages of S.E. Hinton’s book and the great line, “Stay golden, Pony Boy” – you get the debut of a gaggle of 80’s hotties: Tom Cruise, Matt Dillon, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Ralph Macchio, C. Thomas Howell, Patrick Swayze – and in a bit part, my leftover pre-teen crushee Leif Garrett.
The movie is a beautiful interpretation of a spare, moving book that is worth re-reading – and is a classic YA. I recommend the book and the movie.
Both of them have stood the test of time, and are as
applicable to today’s teen readers (heck, any readers!) as they were back in the day.
Hugs and Happy Writing!
is the author of Never Cry Werewolf
coming in 2008 from HarperCollins