EP 20 Adolescents to Adults: S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders and Judy Blume’s Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret

By Alanna King

Alanna talks with avid, lifelong readers Aviva Dunsiger and Ramona Meharg about books that greatly influenced them as Aviva and Ramona were also coming-of-age. Ramona explains how reading The Outsiders taught her a lot about the power of loyalty for making friends feel like family. Aviva reflects about how Judy Blume may have formed her later choice of women’s studies in university and how it really is an artifact of the 70s. Read Into This celebrates our very first poem recitation as Ramona performs Robert Frost’s “Nothing Gold Can Stay”.

Shoutouts to Beverly Cleary, Jean Little, Tiger Beat, C.Thomas Howell and Patrick Swayze.