My best friend and I went totally ga ga over the book, The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton, way back in junior high school. We completely devoured that book in a matter of days, and were most pleased to find that in 8th grade English class that our favorite book was one of the required readings, which needed a book report done on completion. We knew we had it made it the shade for that one, and we did. I remember both of us teaming up together and getting an A+ on it. Easiest A+ ever!
It was most unfortunate that when the movie came out that we were not happy with it one bit, the actors that they had picked for the parts were all wrong and they left out so very much that was awesome in the book, but we watched it anyway, for what it was worth.