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The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, one of my favorite books of all time. Stay golden Ponyboy
S. E. Hinton, pioneer of the young adult literature genre. S.E. Hinton wrote classic coming of-age-stories that are read in schools throughout the country: The Outsiders, Tex, Rumblefish, and That Was Then, This is Now. I loved reading these books when I was in high school. My Mother, a native Oklahoman, my Army officer Father were stationed at Fort Sill (with us) twice, in his 22 year service. Knowing the area, first hand that Hinton wrote about, made the novels even more compelling.
The Outsiders, 1967 // by S.E. Hinton. "The Outsiders was a controversial book at the time of its publication and is still a frequently challenged book nowadays. This book has been banned from some schools and libraries because of the portrayal of gang violence, underage smoking and drinking, as well as strong language/slang and family disfunction. However, in many schools today, the book is part of the curriculum for middle school and/or high school" (from Wikipedia)
The Outsiders read it last year its a good book for teens