The Nostalgic Book Review | TAG

The-Nostalgic-Book-Review-TagHey guys!

First off I want to thank both CW @ ReadThinkPonder and Jenna @ Reading With Jenna for tagging me! This is such a cool and fun looking tag created by CW herself. So definitely go check her out and while you’re at it check Jenna’s blog out too!

How the Tag Works

In this tag, you will be reviewing a book you read three or more years ago (if you started reading less than three years ago, tell us about your first book). The best part: you will be reviewing the book purely from memory. I hope you all have fantastic memory (because I certainly don’t)!

Here is the tag, broken down into three parts:

1. The Summary.

First, tell us a little bit about this book, and approximately when you read it. Write a summary (brief, long, anything you like!) of the book you are reviewing.

Note: This means that you are not allowed to look up specific details of the book if you do not remember them. Remember — purely from memory! If you don’t remember that one name, write what you think they were called. Hands off Google, everyone!

2. The Thoughts.

Share your thoughts on your chosen book. Reflect and talk about what you thought of the book back then.

3. The Epilogue.

Here’s the fun part: now you can look up a summary of the book – find all those names that you couldn’t remember, those plot points that seemed pretty important – and all those things you might have forgotten. Don’t go back and edit the summary from the first part!

Rules of the tag:

  • Please link back to Read Think Ponder’s post, so that the original rules are always accessible to anyone who is curious and wants to participate!
  • Remember: do not look up your book when writing its Summary and Thoughts.
  • Acknowledge the person who tagged you in your post.
  • Tag your friends and fellow bloggers – it’s up to you how many!

Now onto to my Nostalgic Book Review!

The OutsidersThe Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Published by Speak on September 1st, 1988
Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Classics, Academic Literature
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

The Summary

Ponyboy is a Greaser and his city is divided between them and the Socs. The Socs are rich and privileged while the Greasers are poor and trying to survive. When Ponyboy accidentally kills a Soc he freaks out and runs away. People die and life lessons are learned. Something about pain or loss somewhere in there too. Oh and a girl named Cherry. (Last time I read this book was in high school almost 10 years ago, and middle school before that. It also stands being my favorite piece of literature that I had to read for school).

The Thoughts

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton was required reading twice in my school career. I never dreaded having to read it for the simple fact that it was quite enjoyable. It’s raw and real depicting a world where it’s rich vs. poor. The Greasers were like one big family. They were always looking out for each other even when times get tough.

If I had to read this book again for whatever reason I most definitely would! In fact I am going to find myself a copy the next time I find myself in a used bookstore!

The Epilogue

Here is the actual book’s synopsis:

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.

I think I was pretty spot on if I do say so myself. I got the very generic points down symbolism as well. The only mistake I made was saying that Ponyboy was the one who killed the Soc, when it was his friend Johnny who did. Which reminds me of poor Johnny dying from burns… I think…


Aentee @ Read at Midnight

Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks

Rae @ Bookmark Chronicles

Josie @ Josie’s Book Corner

Krista @ Of Love and Wanderlust

Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts

Syc @ The Lit Mermaid

Flo @ Flowless Books

Aria @ Aria Stuck In Wonderland

I think I did pretty good! And here I thought this was going to go horribly wrong because my memory is horrible. I hope you guys enjoyed my little nostalgic book review!

Until next time,


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Jesse Nicholas lives in Toronto, Canada. He is an aspiring writer and one day wishes to have a novel published. Along with writing, Jesse enjoys music, travel, trashy TV, and is an avid reader of anything in the Young Adult and Fantasy/Sci-Fi genres. He is currently posts reviews on the novels he reads on his blog, and spends hours upon hours coming up with ideas for a future stories.

31 thoughts on “The Nostalgic Book Review | TAG”

  1. I loved this post Jesse! I’ve never read The Outsiders but have heard great things of it from a friend who loves this book! 😀 You did pretty well in the memory-department too! 😮 I wrote my tag the other day and forgot EVERYTHING. XD
    Thanks for doing this tag, Jesse! C: I hope you enjoyed it!

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  2. This seems like a really fun tag! I’ve been wanting to read The Outsiders for a couple months now, but it’s always checked out from my library. I haven’t seen it in any of the bookstores I’ve been in either–just my luck lol. Once I can get my hands on it, though, I’ll definitely read it 🙂

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