I won't lie to you. They made me read this and dissect it in school. I've heard that doing that can make people hate even To Kill A Mockingbird. So take this with a grain of salt. Also it's like 3 AM here so it's really disorganized. This book was written by a SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD GIRL, the plot is weaker than anorexic Yukito, and it violates my cardinal rule of book writing, namely: when you have marginally interesting characters, don't make them stupid. The book is too short for any character development to take place. And at the end, the Ponyboy Writes the Book thing is SO CLICHE. I found Johnny unlikable and pathetic. And the marginally interesting characters don't even appear much. At least it spawned a meme in my family: Person 1: STAY GOLD PONYBOY Person 2: ... We should have stayed on the gold standard, because if we had we wouldn't be in such a dire financial situation? Is that what you want to tell us, Lassie?
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