S.E. Hinton

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S.E. Hinton

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in Tulsa, Oklahoma, The United States


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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 novels like The Outsiders. That book, her first novel, was published in 1967 by Viking.

Average rating: 4.02 · 639,492 ratings · 21,104 reviews · 26 distinct works · Similar authors
The Outsiders

4.04 avg rating — 587,096 ratings — published 1967 — 127 editions
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That Was Then, This Is Now

3.88 avg rating — 21,543 ratings — published 1971 — 43 editions
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Rumble Fish

3.77 avg rating — 13,208 ratings — published 1975 — 51 editions
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3.77 avg rating — 7,846 ratings — published 1979 — 27 editions
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The Outsiders

4.37 avg rating — 2,287 ratings
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Taming the Star Runner

3.66 avg rating — 2,571 ratings — published 1988 — 21 editions
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Hawkes Harbor

3.12 avg rating — 2,027 ratings — published 2004 — 20 editions
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S.E. Hinton: the Collection...

4.45 avg rating — 448 ratings — published 1982 — 2 editions
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Some of Tim's Stories (The ...

3.70 avg rating — 429 ratings — published 2007 — 7 editions
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Puppy Sister

3.81 avg rating — 217 ratings — published 1995 — 6 editions
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