S. E. Hinton is the author of a number of bestselling and beloved books for young adults, including THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS NOW; RUMBLE FISH, TEX, and of course, THE OUTSIDERS, which was written when she was just 16 years old. She has also written several picture books, a collection of short stories, and a novel for adults. She lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma-the setting of THE OUTSIDERS-with her husband. When she is not writing, she enjoys riding horses.
S.E. Hinton's gritty story returns in the hardcover The Outsiders: 40th Anniversary Edition, published with the original cover art. Hinton's first novel, written at the age of 16, has since introduced generations of readers to Ponyboy, a so-called Greaser from the wrong side of the tracks, and the fierce rivalry between the Greasers and the Socs (short for Socials). With more than 13 million copies sold to date, the relevance of this modern classic has not waned. (Viking, $17.99 192p ages 12-up ISBN 9780-670-06251-5; Sept.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
Praise for The Outsiders
"The Outsiders transformed young-adult fiction from a genre mostly about prom queens, football players and high school crushes to one that portrayed a darker, truer world." -The New York Times
"Taut with tension, filled with drama." -The Chicago Tribune
"[A] classic coming-of-age book." -Philadelphia Daily News
"What it's like to live lonely and unwanted and cornered by circumstance...There is rawness and violence here, but honest hope, too." -National Observer
"This remarkable novel gives a moving, credible view of the outsiders from the inside...we meet powerful characters in a book with a powerful message." -The Horn Book
A New York Herald Tribune Best Teenage Book
A Chicago Tribune Book World Spring Book Festival Honor Book
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
Winner of the Massachusetts Children's Book Award