The power of emotion is evidenet in Bryon?? A small touch I really enjoyed about this book is that made me enjoy it just that little bit more, the setting is the same from The Outsiders and you get to see a glimpse of the old main character Ponyboy Curtis once again, but he doesnt take over the story. Some essential scenes are missing such as Mike Chamber's story which helps the reader really understand the motivation behind Bryon's change of heart. It was emotional, breathtaking, and shocking! Books can be influential without being good, but I'm happy to say that I did moderately enjoy The Outsiders. His server is a girl with long dark hair whom he finds attractive. Hinton gives you enough to help form the image she wants, but not enough to wreck the experience of using some of your own imagination. And it's the last page that shocks you the most. God, the ending was heartbreaking! It gets difficult to tell when Hinton feels the need to inform us of every single thing about them.
The story's great, the book's great but I will never forgive Bryon for what he did. Their good friend Charlie ran the bar they would hustle in. He's someone who focuses on the moment but will does this help? I had to read The Outsiders for class and had the option of reading That Was Then, This is Now for an assignment, which I decided to do since The Outsiders is great and I'll probably never read this book if I don't now. The characterization doesn't provide it, and neither does the plot. The book if it didn't have the ending it does would've probably been a three there isn't truly a moment I'm on the edge of my seat, but how much drama can you expect from a short story? It's almost impossible not to compare this to The Outsiders because it's set in the same town and Ponyboy and the Shepard brothers make appearances. One night when Bryon and Mark were l Do you like gangs, drugs and hustling for money? I like Bryon, because the more he has life long experiences, the more he starts to realize reality.
Well, I think it's bullshit. And yet I also understand Mark, though he's quite different from Byron. Overall, the book attempts to ponder why bad things happen to good people. It's just as gritty and real as Outsiders but it's time period is set a bit later. As the story develops Mark realizes how people really are. To hate the person you love the best in the world. But later I would—I still do.
This is a coming of age story about two best friends, and what happens to them when they start to mature and grow apart. Then Bry Does growing up have to mean growing apart? I like more, but Ms. This book is about the criminal life of 16 year old Bryon. Now, I realize that many books that invoke such emotions are usually very good books. This telling, rather than showing, is essentially how every character in the novel is constructed. I didn't love this one as much as.
Because I cried my eyes out when I finished it the first time, that it has taken me this long to be able to read it again. The lifestyle is one that is brutally harsh and often unpleasant to think about, but the author doesnt stoop to using lots of swear words though there are plenty of occasions when they are walked around. He's serious but has fun if it's hassling or just being the cool kid. He's a wise-crack kid and the biggest player in Tulsa. He also is extremely conscious of the way he speaks, saying that he never stuttered around girls, but is doing so around Cathy. It outlines two of the possible outcomes when one is faced with these and other choices at a young age.
Bryon and his best friend Mark used to spend most of their time pool hustling and mugging people. Byron and Mark hustle at poker frequently and manage to be friends with the owner of the building. Want to know the reason why it took me years to read it again? But this isn't about Ponyboy. Mark still just lives for the thrill of the moment. But when something unfortunate happens to the owner of the poker place, opinions on the world are changed, Mark seams to live in the moment and sorta doesn't care and is much less sad while Byron thinks it's all his fault and feels awful for it! Hinton did a great job with suspense and twists. I love that movie as well. The perceive that were having a rough time financially because of their constant obsession with hustling, petty and sometimes not so petty crimes.
Bryon is the younger, less impactful version of the classic inept middle-aged protagonist who exists just to show the lows humanity can get to or some such thing, and on a scale of one to any other character Hinton has written about he sucks balls, starting around halfway through the book and up until the very end. Bryon's growing up, spending a lot of time with girls, and thinking seriously about who he wants to be. There's drug use to the point of brain damage. This one had an overall sadness that didn't hit me as hard, but I'm pretty sure I read this in high school, but it was basically all brand new for me this time around. But there's not much reason to read this novel. To view it, This book is about a guy named Bryon.
More of an empty, emotionally drained kind of strange. It's a little forced for a short book to span an entire year, but zoom in only on these conversations. This review can also be found. Mark and Bryon have been best friend way before Mark moved in. Since most of the story actually takes place in town, it feels like a snapshot of the culture in the 1960s, more so than The Outsiders. Their good friend Charlie ran the bar they would hustle in.
Byron meets a girl named Cathy who he's smitten by but Mark can't stand her. I like Bryon, because the more he has life long experiences, the more he starts to realize reality. One day Bryon had a really bad headache and wanted a cigarette. Allowing the reader to do some work in picking up on character traits is essential in keeping the reader engaged - without that, there's no reason for the reader to stay interested. Hinton just doesn't seem to have a good idea of what she wants to say here. Someone needs to be blamed for this poor excuse of a film! I think there was some naivety on Hinton's part at work here, but I could be wrong. The ending broke my heart and threw out the pieces.
And he saw drugs in the box. Brotherhood, friendship and life in the hood are all touched with a delicate hand, and Hinton manages to convey what they mean and feel like without even needing to explicitly tell the reader about them. This device isn't just a lazy way out of using subtlety, it's also an active barrier to letting us connect to these characters. She improves a lot between ages 16 and 20, but some of the minor annoyances are still there. A large concern of this story is how people categorize other people, and how they understand these categorizations—mostly through immediate physical appearances. She was pleased to see the reappearance of Ponyboy, but would have liked to have seen a bit more of him. Bryon is a good character to display what went on in that society.