“The Outsiders,” by S.E. Hinton
A classic first published in 1967, The Outsiders stands the test of time with high school students. It follows the life of Ponyboy, a teenager growing up in the Midwest. It’s a bit slow to start. But if readers stick with it, they’ll be drawn in and will find themselves rooting for Ponyboy and his friends as they deal with gang feuds, a fire and loss.