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The Outsiders Book Club Celebration for Kids

Our Boomerang Book Club has been such a success this year!

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November’s meeting was no exception. The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton was our title for the month and these 7th and 88th-gradegirls all enjoyed the book.

The uniqueness of this book is enhanced if you read a bit of background about the author, a high school aged girl.  She wrote the majority of the book the year that she received a D in Creative Writing, an interesting story in itself.

But I digress…

Our bookclub meeting for The Outsiders was full of memorable fun!

Each month we rotate houses and the host mom IMG_0108prepares our snack while I lead a book discussion, using our Boomerang guide and other online sources.  After the books, we typically watch the movie.

This month, the girls approached me with the idea that they wanted to dress up as Greasers.  I was truly tickled that they were embracing the fun and adventure of our book club meetings.  I suspect this idea arose from my appearance as Effie at our Hunger Games book club in September.  Of course, I agreed and decided that I would dress up as a Soc (pronounced “Sew-sh, short for Social).

Our hostess mom surprised the girls with a truly fun surprise, well known to those of us who grew up in the 80’s, but a completely new treat for these gals!



Even I enjoyed a “smoke”…


Outsiders Bookclub: Snacks

After a lively book discussion, we headed downstairs for some “Outsiders” themed snacks.


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Outsiders bookclub: Decor

A little table decor…

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After a lively discussion, the girls watched the movie, “The Outsiders” with all of the heart-throb male stars of the 80’s.  And then they headed home with their parting gift, a reminder to “stay gold”.


Loved this night with these gals.  So thankful for the moms who are as crazy about our Boomerang Book Club as I am.

Outsiders Bookclub: An Insider’s View

Want a sneak peek that was filmed live on the scene the night of our book club?

Happy Bookclub Party!


Our bookclub meeting for The Outsiders was full of memorable fun!


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