The Outsiders

by S. E. Hinton

Viking USA | January 1, 1967 | Hardcover

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When it was first published in 1967, The Outsiders defied convention with its immediate, deeply sympathetic portrayal of Ponyboy and his struggle to find a place for himself in a difficult world. Thirty years later, it speaks to teenagers as powerfully as ever.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 192 pages, 3.38 × 2.28 × 0.33 in

Published: January 1, 1967

Publisher: Viking USA

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0670532576

ISBN - 13: 9780670532575

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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The Outsiders

by S. E. Hinton

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 192 pages, 3.38 × 2.28 × 0.33 in

Published: January 1, 1967

Publisher: Viking USA

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0670532576

ISBN - 13: 9780670532575

From the Publisher

When it was first published in 1967, The Outsiders defied convention with its immediate, deeply sympathetic portrayal of Ponyboy and his struggle to find a place for himself in a difficult world. Thirty years later, it speaks to teenagers as powerfully as ever.

About the Author

S. E. Hinton is a fiction writer. Her given name is Susan Eloise Hinton. She was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1950. Hinton attended the University of Tulsa. While still in high school, Hinton wrote The Outsiders. The book changed publishing for young people, portraying a grittier, more realistic view of the lives of teenagers. Hinton has won numerous awards, including the Margaret Alexander Edwards Award, the Media and Methods Maxi Award, and the Land of the Enchantment Award. Her work has consistently been honored on the American Library Association's Best Young Adult Book lists and she has been nominated for the American Book Award. Four of her books have been made into films starring such actors as Tom Cruise, Matt Dillon, Nicholas Cage, Rob Lowe, and Emilio Estevez. Francis Ford Coppola directed two of the films.

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Junior Booklovers Contest Winner Riley, age 13, Calgary, AB "Nature's first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf's a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay." …recites Ponyboy Curtis, to his 16-year-old friend Johnny, as they sit on the front steps of the abandoned church they are temporarily calling home. "Robert Frost wrote it," he says to Johnny, as the sun slides upward in front of them. "He meant more to it than I'm getting', though." An amazing and touching tale of friendship, and at the same time, a depiction of the pointlessness of fighting and rivalry, The Outsiders tells the story of Ponyboy, who is fourteen and the youngest of three brothers in a family with no parents. His older brothers work hard to support their small, yet surprisingly tightly-knit family. All three are Greasers, living on the west (and poor) side of town, with their friends Two-Bit, Steve, Johnny and Dallas. The Greasers are sworn enemies of the east-end Socials, known as Socs. The Socs are, for the most part, rich, and are known on the west side as nothing more than white trash with Mustangs (the car). Following a violent gang fight, Johnny and Ponyboy escape town. Tragedy strikes twice as Johnny suffers a life-threatening injury, further fuelling the Greasers' hatred of the Socs. The fierce animosity between the two gangs in not sugar-coated, coming to a conclusive showdown at the very en
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