Synopses & Reviews
When it was first published in 1967, The Outsiders defied convention with its immediate, deeply sympathetic portrayal of Ponyboy and his struggle to find a place for himself in a difficult world. Thirty years later, it speaks to teenagers as powerfully as ever.
"This remarkable novel gives a moving, credible view of the outsiders from the inside...we meet powerful characters in a book with a powerful message." The Horn Book
"Taut with tension, filled with drama." The Chicago Tribune
About the Author
S. E. Hinton is the recipient of the American Library Association's first annual 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 grown and to understand themselves and their role in society."