S. E. Hinton

S. E. Hinton is a renowned American author best known for her young adult novels, especially 'The Outsiders', which she wrote at the age of 16. Her work often explores themes of teenage angst and societal division. Hinton's novels have been praised for their realistic portrayal of the complexities of youth.


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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.