S. E. Hinton

S. E. Hinton is an American author best known for her young adult novels, particularly 'The Outsiders,' which she wrote during her teenage years. Her work is credited with changing the way young adult fiction was perceived and has had a lasting impact on the genre.


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  1. 1. The Outsiders

    The book is a coming-of-age story focusing on a group of teenage boys living in a poor neighborhood. They are constantly at odds with the affluent kids from the other side of town, leading to violent gang fights. The story, narrated by a 14-year-old boy, explores themes such as class conflict, friendship, and the loss of innocence. It also delves into the struggles of the protagonist as he grapples with his identity, societal expectations, and the harsh realities of life.

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