S.E. Hinton

Writer

Early Life

  • S.E. Hinton was born in Tulsa Oklahoma in the year 1948.
  • When she was younger, she was not content with the books that were been written for young adults, this inspired her to write her first novel, The Outsiders.
  • In the year 1970, she went to the University of Tulsa, B.S.

Getting Involved

  • In each of her books, Hinton depicts the survival and maturation of her adolescent male protagonists, tough yet tender lower-class boys who live in and around Tulsa and who grow by making difficult decisions. Using a prose style noted initially for its urgency but more recently for its more controlled, mature quality, Hinton addresses such themes as appearance versus reality, the need to be loved and to belong, the meaning of honor, and the limits of friendship.

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  • The books that she wrote are The Outsiders, That Was Then, This is now, Rumble Fish, Tex, Taming the Star Runner and many more.

Choices and Results

  • She bases her books from where she grew up and mainly writes about male teenagers.
  • In 1995 S.E. Hinton wrote two children's books called The Puppy Sister and Big David, Little David.
  • She is also very personal and a private person.

Her Words

  • "I was a 'young adult' when I wrote 'The Outsiders,' although it was not a genre at the time. It's an interesting time of life to write about, when your ideals get slammed up against reality, and you must compromise. S.E. Hinton
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  • I could write and help a lot of kids, or teach and help a few and go nuts. S.E. Hinton

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Aftermath

  • Using a prose style noted initially for its urgency but more recently for its more controlled, mature quality, Hinton addresses such themes as appearance versus reality, the need to be loved and to belong, the meaning of honor, and the limits of friendship.

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  • Most of S.E. Hinton's books are now being recognized as fictional rather than realistic.

Words for Her

  • "the world of young adult writing and publishing [has] never [been] the same," according to Jay Daly in the critical study, Presenting S. E. Hinton.
  • Like many authors, I caught the writing bug during my teenage years. I don't remember the exact day or year, but I remember that reading S.E. Hinton's 'The Outsiders' sparked my interest in writing. Ally Carter

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Legacy

  • S.E. Hinton has inspired not just young adults, but also children and adults.
  • Some of her characters from The Outsiders lived on into one of her later books called That Was Then, This Is Now. The characters are Ponyboy Curtis, Randy, Tim and Curly Shepard.