Monday, August 16, 2010

S.E. Hinton Talks YA Lit [News] [You're The Expert]

I happened upon this awesome talk show from The Takeaway with S.E. Hinton of one of my all-time favorite YA books, THE OUTSIDERS, and I knew I had to share it. Not only is it awesome to hear Ms. Hinton talk about YA lit, it's got some great perspectives and some fun insights.  Oh, and did I mention it has S.E. Hinton?

My favorite part of the interview:
16-year-old intern: Do you think THE OUTSIDERS is still relevant to the new gen of kids?
S.E. Hinton: All I can say is that it sold better last year than it's ever sold. It's never been out of print. It sells better every year. I still get the same kind of letters as I did forty years ago.

I hope that you'll take the nine minutes and listen to the segment yourself... it's enlightening and enjoyable and you know I wouldn't recommend it if I didn't think it deserved your time.

While you're at it, why don't you tell us a couple of books that had an impact on you as a teenager?  We'd love to hear about yours.

Why Young Adult Books Matter on The Takeaway:


viewfromdownhere said...

Mine would definitely be Catch in the Rye...I love his brutal honesty in that book. It was the first time I read a book that read basically like a conversation.

viewfromdownhere said...

oops...I meant to write "Catcher in the Rye" - clicked post comment way too quickly!

Martha Lawson said...

The Outsiders definitely left an impression on me!! I loved that book, glad to see it's still around.