Banned book week: The Outsiders

Author: S.E. Hinton. Artacal by: Trenton Godbois

About the athor

S.E. Hinton, was and still is, one of the most popular and best known writers of young adult fiction. Her books have been taught in some schools, and banned from others. Her novels changed the way people look at young adult literature. Susan Louise Hinton was was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She has always enjoyed reading but didn't like the way young adult literature was being written. That inspired her to become a writer. Her first book was The Outsiders. The outsiders got her a lot of publicity and fame and also a lot of presser. S.E. Hinton was becoming known as "The Voice of the Youth" among other titles. This kind of pressure and publicity resulted in a three year long writer's block. Her boyfriend at the time (now her husband) broke this block. He got tired of her always being depressed and made her write to pages a day. Because of that she wrote another book called That Was Then This Is Now.

Summary of the plot

The book The Outsiders Is about two kinds of people called the greaser and socs. A soc (short for "social") has money, can get away with just about anything, and has an attitude longer than a limousine. A greaser, on the other hand, always lives on the outside and needs to watch his back. The main character name is Ponyboy and he's a greaser and has always been proud of it even going so far as to rumble against a gang of socs for his fellow greasers. But it goes too far when his friend kills a soc The murder gets under Ponyboy's skin finds out that pain feels the same greaser or soc.

Reason #1 for why the book is banned

The Outsiders has also been challenged and banned for its alleged depiction of controversial and “ungodly” themes.