The other day something in the title of a book or film (honestly can’t remember what), triggered a memory that took me all the way back to my teen years. Way back in time to a different era, when my feelings about being adopted were at their most tumultuous. Those feelings as a teen were hard, harder than any before, or since then. Bad time for me being an adopted teen.
What it triggered was the memory of a book that made a huge impact on me at the time. The book? The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton originally published in 1967. I had never read a book that captured so many feelings I felt as teen about being adopted, or at least that’s how my brain connected the storyline to my feelings. Today, I didn’t remember the storyline, just how it important that book was to me then, so I searched and found this link that tells about it to refresh my memory.
Have you read The Outsiders? Was there another book that affected you so that decades later you still remember it?