S. E. Hinton

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Biography 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 Eloise Hinton was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She has always enjoyed reading but wasn't satisfied with the literature that was being written for young adults, which influenced her to write …

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…Socs are rich, never get in trouble, and come with a major attitude. A Greaser, on the other hand, needs to know who his real friends are, as they are the ones who will be watching his back in times of trouble. Ponyboy's world is turned upside down when his friend, Johnny, saves his life by killing a Soc. He learns that Greasers and Socs both feel pain and must learn to cope with it.