Looks like I'm not the only one who has held this novel close to their heart for many years. I was flipping through an old issue of Lula magazine and saw this interview of S.E. (Susan Eloise) Hinton by the Rodarte sisters. They too loved this book and lucky girls ended up with an autograph copy. Cool.
This story continues to inspire me and is one of the most touching narratives I have ever enjoyed. There are things about being a 'Greaser' I still embody... a deep understanding of being on the outside, the complexities between the mind and the heart, the bonds of friendship, giving over getting, a longing to belong, the mystery and joys of poetry, an uncharted future, the choice to remain golden inspite of hurts, and most of all living from love ... .♡
p/s MD will always be Dally to me.