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  •  What a great story... (4+ / 0-)

    I am peagreen that you knew her!

    I agree:

    you cannot beat The Outsiders for its influence and how teenagers, often those who seldom read, love it
    I taught it at night school for that very reason.  I had one student who had been badly injured in a fight and I didn't know that when we started the story since he was from a different school district.

    I asked him if it bothered him to read the story and he said no.  We were also reading new articles about various types of jobs and he said the lady in the story about paramedics had saved his life the night he was injured.

    Later on when he graduated he came over and hugged me and thanked me for helping him get through.

    Night school was interesting.

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    by cfk on Thu May 02, 2013 at 02:11:55 PM PDT

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