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The Outsiders: (Paperback)
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A landmark work of American fiction, now for the first time in Penguin Classics
First published in 1967, S. E. Hinton's novel was an immediate phenomenon. Today, with more than eight million copies sold and now available with a perceptive introduction by Jodi Picoult, "The Outsiders" continues to resonate with its powerful portrait of the bonds and boundaries of friendship.
In Ponyboy's world there are two types of people. There are the Socs, the rich society kids who get away with anything. Then there are the greasers, like Ponyboy, who aren't so lucky. Ponyboy has a few things he can count on: his older brothers, his friends, and trouble with the Socs, whose idea of a good time is beating up greasers. At least he knows what to expect-until the night things go too far.
About the Author
S.E. Hinton, with the publication of "The Outsiders" (1967) at the age of 17, became one of the most important and influential young adult authors of all time. More than thirty years after its release, "The Outsiders" still appears on best seller lists. Hinton's other acclaimed works include "That Was Then This is Now" (1971), "Rumble Fish" (1975) and "Tex "(1979, all of which inspired major motion pictures. Over 13,000,000 copies of the S.E. Hinton books have been sold.
Jodi Picoult is the author of sixteen novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Change of Heart and Nineteen Minutes. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children.
Taut with tension, filled with drama. (Chicago Tribune)