“Planet of the Apes” by Pierre Boulle

“Planet of the Apes” was somewhat of a fast read, while still maintaining a deep and impactful message. I thought that among the books that I had to read for school, it was one of the better ones.

(PS ~ Y’all, the original “Planet of the Apes” movie, released in 1968, is pretty awesome, in my very humble opinion. Check out the wikipedia entry here and see below for a YouTube trailer!)

“The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton

I read “The Outsiders,” a book published in the 1960s, in English class this year. It was interesting to relate the older topics in the book to contemporary times. The phrase stay gold meant a lot to me and my classmates.

(PS ~ “The Outsiders” is a rocking book with an absolutely FANTASTIC movie that you must check out as soon as possible! See the trailer below!)