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The Outsiders: A Comprehension Guide for Students

About the Author: S.E. Hinton

About the Author: S.E. Hinton
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S.E. Hinton's most popular novel, The Outsiders, was published when she was only a freshman in college! Because the narrator and most of the characters are male, Hinton decided to use her initials instead of her full name when publishing because she thought more males would read her novel if they didn't know her sex. She wrote this book based on her high school experiences with different social classes in her community.

“If you want to be a writer, I have two pieces of advice. One is to be a reader. I think that’s one of the most important parts of learning to write. The other piece of advice is ‘Just do it!’ Don’t think about it, don’t agonize, sit down and write.”—S. E. Hinton

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