That was then, this is now

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Viking Press, Jan 1, 1971 - Juvenile Fiction - 159 pages
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Sixteen-year-old Mark and Bryon have been like brothers since childhood, but now, as their involvement with girls, gangs, and drugs increases, their relationship seems to gradually disintegrate.

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User Review  - owlbeyourfriend - LibraryThing

The only reason this book didn't get any lower was because Hinton herself said that wanting to throw the book at the end was the point. The fact that Mark reveals he killed his parents and it goes by ... Read full review

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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

A book to be read by the parents of adolescents, and by the kids, perhaps they should read it first. It seemed that it puts the reader into the mind of the sixteen year old very, very well. This is how they would like the world to be explained to them, especially the boys. Read full review


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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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