Thursday, September 27, 2012

Banned Books Giveaway Hop


Reading Lark is very excited to be participating in this fun giveaway hop hosted by I Am a Reader, Not a Writer and I Read Banned Books. The giveaway runs September 28-October 6. Our Rafflecopter form opened a little bit early - so you can enter now. The winner will be contacted on October 7th via email and will be listed on the giveaway page.

 Tons of great blogs are participating in this hop, so be sure to check out what's being given away at each blog. You have a ton of chances to win some really great books! Most importantly...have fun! 

Our giveaway is for a copy of The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. This book was one of the most challenged ones in the 1990's. This giveaway is open to residents in the US and CA only. Please note that the cover art may vary from the copy the winner receives.


According to Ponyboy, there are two kinds of people in the world: greasers and socs. A soc (short for "social") has money, can get away with just about anything, and has an attitude longer than a limousine. A greaser, on the other hand, always lives on the outside and needs to watch his back. Ponyboy is a greaser, and he's always been proud of it, even willing to rumble against a gang of socs for the sake of his fellow greasers--until one terrible night when his friend Johnny kills a soc. The murder gets under Ponyboy's skin, causing his bifurcated world to crumble and teaching him that pain feels the same whether a soc or a greaser. This classic, written by S. E. Hinton when she was 16 years old, is as profound today as it was when it was first published in 1967.

33 comments:

  1. Last year I directed a production of The Outsiders, but I never got a chance to read the book!

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  2. This is such a classic and I haven't read it yet!

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  3. I would like to win because I have only seen the movie...I know the book is always better :)

    Les Johnson

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  4. I loved the Outsiders. I haven't seen the movie in a long time. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  5. I love this book, it is my all time favorite books growing up and I just would love to have a chance to reread this classic again.

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  6. I read this in 8th grade and loved it! Would love to read it again and add it to the collection for my boys too.

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  7. What an awesome book! When I worked in a school, I read it to my 8-12-years olds and was pleasantly surprised to see that they got really into it.

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  8. I LOVED this movie but have never read the book!

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  9. I ended up picking this as the giveaway book because I am teaching it right now. My students are loving it. :)

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  10. This is one of my all-time favorite books! I could read it over and over again, but I think my copy got lost during a move. :( I would LOVE to have it again.

    Thanks so much for picking this amazing book for your awesome giveaway!!!

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  11. LOVE this movie so much! I was so in love with "the Outsiders" when I was younger. This is an amazing story. I THINK i have read the book but now I am questioning myself...would be great to read it though! Thank you for banned book week!!!

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  12. I read The Outsiders when I was in high school and that just happened to be about the time the movie came out. I loved both and have been an S.E. Hinton fan for years. But I don't have a copy of my own of this particular one.

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  13. I'd love to win this book. I haven't read it yet. Thanks for the hop!

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  14. I'm not familar with this one but sounds like a great read.

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  15. I read that book way back in high school and loved it. I'd love to read it again, thanks!

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  16. I've only ever seen the movie, but I really enjoyed that. I'd love to be able to read the book! Thanks for the chance to win! =)

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  17. When I was in the 8th grade, we had to read several books throughout the year, but we got to choose what we read from a selection provided by the teacher including the Outsiders. There were so many good choices, including The Giver and And Then There Were None that I never got to the Outsiders and would love the opportunity to read it.

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  18. I love this book, it is my all time favorite books growing up and I just would love to have a chance to reread this classic again.

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  19. I loved the movie and would love to own and read this book!
    sqwalker2@hotmail.com

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  20. I really loved this book. My seventh grade teacher had my whole class read it, which was 6 years ago. I would really like to own the book myself. :) Thank you so much for the chance to win it!

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  21. It is one of my favorite books! I read it so many times when I was younger!

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  22. I would love to read this because I read SE Hinton's That was Then, This is Now and I really enjoyed it.

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  23. I loved this book when I was a kid! It was one of those books that stayed with you; you never forgot. It becomes part of you.

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  24. I read this in school and it quickly became one of my favorites. Love the movie too.

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  25. I read this in 7th grade because I saw it was on the curriculum for my teacher's other clas and I loved it. I haven't read it since then and I would love to have a copy.

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  26. I would love to win The Outsiders because I have never read it. It takes place in my hometown and I've seen the movie a billion times. Not sure why I never got around to reading it.

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  27. I would love to win because I have never read the book but I would like to.

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  28. I loved this book when I first read it but it was so long ago I only remember basic things from it. I would love to win it just to be able to read it again :)

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  29. I loved the movie but have never read the book!

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  30. I really enjoyed the movie and would love a copy. I don't own one yet, nor have I read it. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  31. I love the book! My boys enjoyed reading it too. It would be nice to have their own copy. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  32. I love this movie but I never read the book. Thanks for the chance to win

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