Celebrate the 50th anniversary (April, 2017) of a landmark coming-of-age American novel with a Penguin Classics edition featuring an introduction by Jodi Picoult, author of My Sister’s Keeper. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read
First published in 1967, S. E. Hinton’s novel was an immediate phenomenon. Today, with more than eight million copies sold, 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.
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Penguin Classics, NY, 2006
5.1 x 7.75 inches
Fiction - Classic American Novel - Young Adult
ABOUT THE AUTHOR S. E. Hinton wrote her first novel, The Outsiders, when she was 16. She was the recipient of the American Library Association’s first Margaret A. Edwards Award, which honors authors «whose books have provided young adults with a window through which they can view their world and which will help them to grow and to understand themselves and their role in society.» The author lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.