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The Outsiders Official Website Discussion Forum > Banned Books Week 2009 : Celebrate The Freedom to Read > So What Book(s) Are You Going To Read This Week?

Posted by: Jenn_K Sep 26 2009, 03:41 PM
So what will you be reading (or at least trying to find to read) this week? ( September 26−October 3, 2009 )

Let's get some discussion threads going this year! action-smiley-057.gif action-smiley-066.gif

Posted by: johnnyandsodalover4life Mar 3 2010, 07:43 PM
I've started reading S.E. Hinton's book "Taming the Star Runner". I was kinda startled to find the amount of language it had though, and that it reffered to grass. O.O

Posted by: Karen Mar 3 2010, 08:37 PM
You have to remember the time and place when this book was written. The late 60's and early 70's were a time of when marijuana was becoming a huge problem.
I once did an in depth study of the effects of drug use in the hippie reveolution of the late 60's, and truthfully, I found the information very scary.

I hope this helps.
Stay Gold, Karen

Posted by: johnnyandsodalover4life Mar 6 2010, 12:05 AM
I suppose so... But the book came out on 1989. And yeah, I have heard that the hippie era involved quite a bit of drug usage.

Anyway, I finished the book the day I got it. I don't quite understand... what was the meaning of the book? I mean, okay, so Travis has problems at home and stuff, and he loves writting, but there wasn't much about The Star Runner. Frankly, though the writting was good, I don't really see the point of this novel. Am I just blind/ignorant, or was there really nothing to this book? AT least The Outsiders had a splendid, touching moral. What about this one?

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