Four years later in 1979, her next book, tex, was published this book was more lighthearted while still being realistic to teenage life and critics lauded hinton's matured writing style in 1982, disney adapted the book into a film directed by tim hunter in 1983, two more movie adaptations of the outsiders. Fifty years ago this spring, the best selling young adult novel of all time was published to adulation and outrage this was 1967, so youth culture was not exactly new, but something about the plain, emotional voice of the outsiders did away with the grownups' interference and spoke directly to teen readers. S e hinton recalls that when she published her début novel, “the outsiders,” in 1967, “there was no young-adult market” her book, written by a teen-ager about teen-agers in tulsa, oklahoma, was issued in hardcover by the viking press and then in softcover by dell—both adult trade imprints. In 1967, tulsa teenager susie hinton published her first novel, the outsiders the first-person narrative of ponyboy curtis discussed his brothers and friends in the greasers as they faced off against the local rich kids, the socs the novel has never been out of print, having sparked a sense of identification.
When it was published in 1967, se hinton's coming of age novel the outsiders hit a nerve and that nerve has been smarting ever sincethis story of teenage gangs in oklahoma in 1965 is still considered one of the 100 most controversial american novels and continues to be banned in some north. When se hinton published the outsiders in 1967, a novel she began writing at age 15 and sold at 17, the idea of a teenager writing fiction for her peers was a novelty most of the literature handed down for high school students to read had, in hinton's estimation, nothing to do with the lived experiences of. While other teens spent their time navigating the frustrating social hierarchies of high school, se hinton deigned to write about them the result ― the classic, best-selling novel the outsiders ― was published in 1967, 50 years ago today the coming-of-age book, which is often studied by young readers.
On april 24, 1967, viking press published a new novel by a 17-year-old girl se hinton's the outsiders, about teen class warfare, would go on to become a massive bestseller it would also help to create the publishing category of young adult fiction as we know it today, with its breathless, intimate. When author ally carter found out that se hinton had been a teenager when she wrote the outsiders, something inside her clicked it was the first moment she realized she could be a writer is there a book that has inspired you to write tell us in the comments.
The novel is written like a diary-entry through a first-person account of ponyboy, the novel's protoganist, for an english assignment ponyboy is 16 years old—the same age that hinton penned the outsiders, which is a feat in itself—so the writing reads as that: a young teen writing, so the technical. It's been 50 years since se hinton first published the outsiders, when she was just sixteen years old since then, the iconic story has been made into a beloved movie, has inspired a new generation of ya writers, and has become a modern classic on the heels of the book's 50th anniversary, we took a look at what people.
The outsiders was written by a teenager about teenagers it is told in a first- person narration style, with the narrator being a 14-year-old boy this story deals with issues that are very close to the hearts of teens, whether in the 1960s when this book was written or today ponyboy curtis is the narrator of this story, and it is. Book review : the outsiders by s e hinton she was inspired by the two gangs at her high school and wanted to show things from the point of view of the outsiders, the greasers readers the outsiders is not a perfect novel, but it takes pertinent issues that teens need to understand as they grow up. Review the outsiders is still in: why this old novel is so popular with teens , and some activities students enjoy lauren groot with martha story what is it about the outsiders that makes it such a ubiq uitous hit i suggested to my colleague, martha story, that we interview students to find out i arrived at her eighth.
This groundbreaking novel was like nothing else out thereit was honest and gritty, and was a deeply sympathetic portrayal of ponyboy, a young man who finds himself on the outside of regular society forty years later, with over thirteen million copies sold, the story is as fresh and powerful to teenagers today as it ever was. As a result, the bildungsroman, or novel dealing with a person's formative years, is one of our most popular forms in fiction but for some teenagers, coming of age is difficult for more complicated reasons se hinton's the outsiders is one of our best-known novels that covers the darker side of young. The outsiders tells the story of the greasers and socs, two loosely-organized teen gangs in mid-1960s tulsa, oklahoma the greasers are from the wrong side of the tracks, while the socs are privileged kids from wealthy families the narrator and protagonist, ponyboy curtis, becomes involved in the killing of a soc when.
Which might explain why i still love reading the outsiders — a book that i first came to love his protective older brothers sodapop and darry, their skittish friend johnny, arch-cool bad boy dallas, and their other low-class gang pals — as they navigate teenage angst and class warfare in tulsa, oklahoma. There were many forms of violence used in this book there was physical and emotional they used guns and switch blades they would use their switch blades when a soc wanted to jump them or get into a fight johnny and ponyboy used a gun, but it was never fired they had a gun in case the cops came looking for. Stageoflifecom is a free community blog for high school students with a mission to make the world a better place, one story at a time by hosting blogs, information and resources for teens, college students, millennials, gen y, gen x, and baby boomer generations, its hope is that cross-generational story. It's hard to believe, but the outsiders, the teen tale of greasers and socs that francis ford coppola made into a memorable 1983 movie, turns 50 this year we caught up with author se hinton, who was just a teen herself — 16 — when the book was first published, for her thoughts on the book's legacy.