S.E. Hinton wrote her first book, The Outsiders, in 1967, when she was seventeen years old. Hinton is also the author of That Was When, This Is Now, Rumble Fish, Tex, Taming the Star Runner, and many others. Hinton lives in Oklahoma.
JODI PICOULT grew up in Nesconset, New York. Her novels include Harvesting the Heart, The Pact, My Sister's Keeper, Vanishing Acts, and The Tenth Circle. She lives in New Hampshire.
S.E. Hinton's gritty story returns in the hardcover The Outsiders: 40th Anniversary Edition, published with the original cover art. Hinton's first novel, written at the age of 16, has since introduced generations of readers to Ponyboy, a so-called Greaser from the wrong side of the tracks, and the fierce rivalry between the Greasers and the Socs (short for Socials). With more than 13 million copies sold to date, the relevance of this modern classic has not waned. (Viking, $17.99 192p ages 12-up ISBN 9780-670-06251-5; Sept.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.