The Outsiders

The Outsiders

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Greasers, rockers, different place, different name; but wherever they are, they're the outsiders, the rough, tough, long-haired boys from the 'other' side of town, with little hope of Mustangs, madras shirts and the 'good' things of American life. Their story is told by Ponyboy, a greaser with good reason to fear the lucky boys in Mustangs, and a witness to the savage baiting that leads his best friend to manslaughter. More than a story of hatred and violence, also a story of loyalty and friendship as teenagers of the urban slums search for personal dignity and a place in the world.
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  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 135 x 203 x 20mm | 305g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • United Kingdom
  • 0241138094
  • 9780241138090

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S E Hinton wrote THE OUTSIDERS, her first book, when she was 17; it was a phenomenal success. Its publication enabled her to attend the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma; she graduated in 1970 with a major in education. S E Hinton was the first recipient of the American Library Association Award for an outstanding contribution to Young Adult Literature. She continues to live in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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