S. E. Hinton is the author of a number of bestselling and beloved books for young adults, including THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS NOW; RUMBLE FISH, TEX, and of course, THE OUTSIDERS, which was written when she was just 16 years old. She has also written several picture books, a collection of short stories, and a novel for adults. She lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma--the setting of THE OUTSIDERS--with her husband. When she is not writing, she enjoys riding horses.
"A mature, disciplined novel which excites a response in the reader . . . Hard to forget."--The New York Times "This unforgettable classic still packs a powerful message even after nearly thirty years in print."--Children's Literature