The Outsiders

Book review by Monica Wyatt, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Story of ostracized kid a timeless fave of teens, preteens.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 41 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 306 reviews

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age 14+

A Good Book, but a Bit Dated

This is a good book, but if your 12/13 year old is super sensitive, the violence at some points might be too much. My 13-year-old son found certain scenes quite upsetting and asked why kids were smoking. He couldn't relate to the class struggles in the book, but it did open up conversations about class, life at that time, etc.
age 14+

Outstanding Novel! Touches the hearts of youth.

This book changed my life and provided me a passion for reading. It’s was presented to me my freshman year by Mrs Pointer my English teacher; I’ve often stated that she changed the course of my life by suggesting I read this book. I’am internally grateful for S.E. Hinton for providing the world with this extraordinary literature.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages

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