In 8th grade we had to read
I thought it was a good book, especially considering that it was written by a girl only a year older than I was at that time.
But then I found out who starred in the movie.
Matt Dillon. Ralph Macchio. Patrick Swayze. Rob Lowe. Emilio Estevez. Tom Cruise.
It's one of the few movies I've seen that stayed very true to the book.