I admit to shedding many a tear over this book. . The two are growing apart - until Bryon makes a shocking discovery about Mark. Want to know the reason why it took me years to read it again? The characterization doesn't provide it, and neither does the plot. Unfortunately, the audio skips entire pages of text several times throughout the reading. It's kind of like the old Pat O'Brien-Jimmy Cagney movies where O'Brien becomes the priest and Cagney becomes the gangster. Again, I could be wrong.
This unabridged production, featuring a moving performance by Anthony Heald, brings this enduring classic to life and makes a powerful story even more unforgettable. In The Outsiders, Hinton knew exactly what she wanted to say, and everything in the novel built up to that set of ideas. He's serious but has fun if it's hassling or just being the cool kid. Hinton seems to be prudish in the same areas that I am. He was an illegitimate son. Mike does not hate the people who injured him, and Bryon is very affected by all that Mike has gone through, learning about injustice, love, and hatred obliquely. This isn't a horrible novel.
Though Bryon and Mark are still underage to be in the bar, Charlie keeps a safe guard watching over the two, just in case one or two police come in for a drink. There's drinking to the point of intoxication. Bryon wishes he could go back to being a child, when life was easier. He's the one who can hardly speak a s The book was so good. Mark is taken away in handcuffs. I can see why this book wasn't as popular or acclaimed as The Outsiders - it's just not as impactful or well-written. After that things turn sour between the brothers.
It is a sequel to. Perhaps I need to give it another read now that I'm older, to better understand and appreciate what she was trying to say by writing the book. Dally starts making provocative conversation with two of the upper class girls and tries to get them to sit with him. Even stranger, the audio will suddenly play bits of text from other chapters then revert back to the current chapter, but several pages forward. Raised as close as brothers and living happy childhoods, neither one thinks of what can go wrong. But the ending is completely miserable and frankly I've given up on having perfect endings and I'm done being bother by them. During the journey of Bryon and Mark, that is.
Someone needs to be blamed for this poor excuse of a film! Heading south, they're going to Birmingham, Alabama, and toward one of the darkest moments in America's history. The thing that bothered me the most was the ending; it left me really dissastisfied. He lives with his mom and his best friend Mark, lives with him cause both of marks parents died. First off the synopsis the book gives you is a lie, what Byron discovers is in the very last chapter of the book! He has distinctive golden eyes and blond hair, like a lion. Mark and Bryon have been best friend way before Mark moved in.
It was a struggle to find the place where we needed to be each time in messed up. And he saw drugs in the box. Bryon and his best friend Mark used to spend most of their time pool hustling and mugging people. He's written a novel and sent it off to a New York publisher. Hinton gives it a fresh spin setting it in Vietnam War-era hippiedom so you get psychedelic painted Volkswagen buses and Roger Corman-style drug den crash pads. So it made sense that it would be good to check out her follow-up.
This novel keeps you gasping in a total of 11 chapters until the last page. Bryon is constantly telling us things about the other characters, rather than letting us see for ourselves. Both were intelligent, got good grades, were from the poor side of town scraping to make ends meet, and clearly had good morals; pretty much. Many of the plot threads have potential themes that could arise from them, but there's no one idea that unites the whole book. Hinton can make some great characters, and just like with The Outsiders, it's the characters that drive the story and not vice versa.
Darry criticizes Ponyboy for his lack of common sense. But the unexpected deaths of both their fathers catapult their lives in two very different directions. And all of this stuff is happening with 13-16 year-olds. So he called the cops on Mark, and Mark was put away, forever. They beat him savagely in retaliation. Can they be even friends? Their good friend Charlie ran the bar they would hustle in. It's fun even reading that name! She has always enjoyed reading but wasn't satisfied with the literature that was being written for young adults, wh S.