Independent Reading Book

By: Janer John

That Was Then, This Is Now

Written By: S.E. Hinton
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  • This is a book about two life long friends who take each other as brothers. Bryon and Mark had lived with each other ever since they were about 10 years old. They don't live on the fanciest street of the city. They basically lived in the ghetto trying to survive the craziness that has been happening.

Main Characters

Bryon: Tough, tall, handsome, womanizer, caring, loving, loves to fight with other people, and nice to hang out with.

Mark: Fighter, player, hustler, drug addict, womanizer, nice build, tough, short, golden eyes, friendly, talkative, nice, and caring.

Cathy: Sweet, smart, caring, loving, beautiful, great sense of humor, funny, and talented.

M&M: Smart, grey eyes, very nice to people, not a fighter, skinny, young, loves to read, not athletic, and a little bit weird.

Secondary Characters

Charlie: Cool, funny, serious, tough, nice, friendly, caring, and a bartender

Pony-boy: Young, tough, fighter, shy when around girls, cool, drunkard, funny, caring, sweet, super friendly, and great hair

Angelina: Tart, mean, two timing pig, selfish, pretty, dangerous, and bossy


Live in a ghetto, dangerous town in New York


S.E Hinton started writing ever since she was 16 years old. Her first book was the Outsiders and it became a #1 hit. Born July 22, 1948. She won the Margaret Edwards Award and the Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers' Literature.
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Point of View

3rd Person View


"Bryon dont hate yourself."

"Bryon why are you doing this to me."

"My God, Bryon, you gonna let them take me to jail."

"Listen, I didnt sell M&M anything."

"I called the cops."

The End