Friday, April 13, 2018

The Outsiders

Ponyboy can count on his brothers and his friends, but not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids who get away with everything, including beating up greasers like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect--until the night someone takes things too far.

Written forty-five years ago, S. E. Hinton's classic story of a boy who finds himself on the outskirts of regular society remains as powerful today as it was the day it was written.

Author: S.E. Hinton (Website)
Publisher: Speak
Buy online: Amazon
EBook borrowed from the national library
(Actual) Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Murder on the Orient Express

Just after midnight, a snowstorm stops the Orient Express dead in its tracks in the middle of Yugoslavia. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for this time of year. But by morning there is one passenger less. A 'respectable American gentleman' lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside... Hercule Poirot is also aboard, having arrived in the nick of time to claim a second-class compartment -- and the most astounding case of his illustrious career.

Author: Agatha Christie (Website, Facebook, Twitter)
Publisher: Harper
Buy online: Amazon
EBook borrowed from the national library
(Actual) Rating: 3 of 5 stars

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