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  - xomage66547 - Borders

This was a great book, i chose to read it after we finished the outsiders. It was an amazing story of brotherhood and friendship. I hated the ending. She could have had a better ending. Read full review


User Review  - xosoccersarah - Borders

the whole book was really godd. but the end stunk!! everything just falls apart and S.E. hinton just leaves it like that. and there isnt a sequal. i read the outsiders as a class novel and i loved it ... 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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