By: Trent White
My topic is S.E. Hinton, the author of The Outsiders. She wrote the book in 1967 about two groups of teenage boys, the East side, poor and nicknamed the "greasers". While the west side was rich and nicknamed the "socials". The book is about friend ship, loyalty and rivalry. The kids on each side work with their groups to hurt and bring diwn the other side. Everyone in the book goes through hard times and losses.
Hinton wrote The outsiders and many other books to entertain young and old readers. S.E. Hinton was born on July 22, 1948 in Tulsa Oklahoma. She writes to and about young adults and children. She has gotten many different awards and is very successful. Her real name is Susan Eloise Hinton but she thought that boys would not read her books if they knew she was a girl. Her most popular book is the outsiders.
Hinton is telling people about her book "The Outsiders"
S.E. Hinton at a book signing for her book "The Outsiders"
S.E. Hinton always writes about life lessons
Connection to present day
S. E. Hinton and her books have left an impact on everyone who reads her books. She shows how we should look at the Big picture and how we shouldn't stereotype. After her books more people realize the stereotypes and we are all working together to get rid of them. Hopefully soon there will be no more stereotypes because of her. She has also givin ideas to new young writers all around the world.
Five fun facts
#2- she used "S.E." Instead of Susan Ella Weise because she thought the boys would not read her books.
#3- Hinton was supposed to be a teacher but she never talked after practice teaching she realize she became too emotionally involved with her students life's.
#4- her husband would not take her out on a date and less she finished two pages of her second book.
#5- Hinton's realistic perspectives on life change the trend in books written for young adults.
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