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Això és una altra història

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El Bryon i el Mark han viscut des de petits com si fossin germans. Han compartit la colla, les baralles al carrer i un munt d'experiències de tota mena.
Ara tenen setze anys i el seu món gira al voltant del joc, la violència, les drogues, peró també de l'amor i de l'amistat. Senten que alguna cosa està canviant, que res no torna a ser com abans: a partir d'ara cadascú haurà
Paperback, 132 pages
Published 1995 by Grup Promotor (first published 1971)
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Sarah Many of Hinton's stories have male protagonists, which is most likely because, as she has mentioned, she spent most of her time with guys when she was…moreMany of Hinton's stories have male protagonists, which is most likely because, as she has mentioned, she spent most of her time with guys when she was growing up.(less)
Bella Maiuri-winter actually, thats not entirely true. it does include one character from the outsiders. the one and only Ponyboy Curtis. it make many references to…moreactually, thats not entirely true. it does include one character from the outsiders. the one and only Ponyboy Curtis. it make many references to things from the outsiders. hope that helps(less)
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M. Weaver
I read this so long ago I don't remember everything that happened throughout very clearly. All I know is that it left me feeling strange and not a good kind of strange. More of an empty, emotionally drained kind of strange. Now, I realize that many books that invoke such emotions are usually very good books. I admit to shedding many a tear over this book. But the ending was so raw. The resolution was hardly a resolution in my eyes; it was probably the most realistic ending. But I was not satisfi ...more
Do yourself a favor and skip the crap movie with, um, one of the Estevez brothers, I forget which one. This YA is actually pretty powerful, if rather bleak, because unlike the movie, the novel doesn't cop out by giving the audience a phony happy ending.
See, everyone's talking about how the ending is wonderfully dark and hopeless and brave in its horror.
Well, I think it's bullshit.
I think Mark is gorgeous inside and outside, and fearless and clever and slightly twisted and dead sexy, and I think Bryon is a flighty, selfish, irrational dick. And I'm pissed about it.

You know what I'd love right now? I'd love to have a book about Mark. Just Mark. How he grew up and grew harder, what he felt for Bryon and the rest of the world, his reasons and his
Jazmin Jade
This book is heartbreaking.

I read it years ago and wanted to read it again. Want to know the reason why it took me years to read it again? Because I cried my eyes out when I finished it the first time, that it has taken me this long to be able to read it again. The heartbreak was still there when I reached the end, but it was a memory of the original heartbreak. I didn’t cry the second time around, but I was close to it.

The characters are are very well developed making you feel everything they
Every bit as punching (no pun intended) as The Outsiders, but with a much darker ending.
It was great to see cameos of the characters from The Outsiders. The different perspective on Curtis was a nice touch.

Hinton's writing style made a noticeable improvement. Which is saying a lot. While she was fantastic in The Outsiders, this book made her points a lot more subtle (with the exception of the titled line). She made no great effort to foreshadow events, yet everything fell into a logical line o
I think I've read The Outsiders at least 6 times but strangely I've never read any other of Hinton's books until now. I picked this one up at the library for $1 and I'm very glad I did. It's just as gritty and real as Outsiders but it's time period is set a bit later. (Not too late for Ponyboy to make a cameo appearance though.It's fun even reading that name!) As a parent of a teenager and more on their way there it was a good reminder of all the crazy emotions of that age. My favorite part is C ...more
I really tried to like this book. I loved the Outsiders, and I liked seeing some of those characters again. Brian and Mark just seemed a lot meaner to me though, without as many redeeming qualities. The thing that bothered me the most was the ending; it left me really dissastisfied. Whenever something ends sadly, people say it's realistic, but happy endings exist in real life, and would it kill authors to put one in every now and then?
The book was so good...during the pages. During the journey of Bryon and Mark, that is. It was emotional, breathtaking, and shocking! S.E. Hinton is an obvious gifted writer, I'll tell anyone!

Bryon is a kid who's focused on the big picture. He's serious but has fun if it's hassling or just being the cool kid. He's a wise-crack kid and the biggest player in Tulsa. He never says "I love you" with feeling. But that was until Cathy came along.

Mark is the joker. He's the one who can hardly speak a s
WHAT THE HECK WAS THAT !!!!!!!!! I had to read The Outsiders for class and had the option of reading That Was Then, This is Now for an assignment, which I decided to do since The Outsiders is great and I'll probably never read this book if I don't now. First off the synopsis the book gives you is a lie, what Byron discovers is in the very last chapter of the book! The real small summary was that a boy named Mark lives with Byron and Byron's mom. Byron and Mark hustle at poker frequently and mana ...more
Michael cook
Do you like gangs, drugs and hustling for money? Well then you’ll love this book. This book is about the criminal life of 16 year old Bryon. Bryon and his best friend Mark used to spend most of their time pool hustling and mugging people. Ever since they were kids they loved to fight. Almost every day they would mug people or hustle them in pool for money. One night that completely changed for Bryon. Their good friend Charlie ran the bar they would hustle in. One night when Bryon and Mark were l ...more
This is a coming of age story about two best friends, and what happens to them when they start to mature and grow apart. It is a story about friendship, loyalty, and mostly how the difference between right and wrong is subjective. There is excellent character development, and although the book is short (I finished it in a few hours) by the end you feel for every character in the story, as if you really know them. Recommended for anyone who liked The Outsiders.
Leena Ali
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This was another joint read with my daughter. She was pleased to see the reappearance of Ponyboy, but would have liked to have seen a bit more of him. It was fun to discuss with her the similarities and then contrast the differences of Bryon and Ponyboy. Both were intelligent, got good grades, were from the poor side of town scraping to make ends meet, and clearly had good morals; pretty much. Yet unlike Ponyboy, Bryon is a player with the girls, self-assured and a risk taker. To be sure, they a ...more
This is a fragment of a story, a bitter, sobering look at letting people change you and then not recognizing the people around you - or yourself - anymore. It's less melodramatic than The Outsiders, which makes its darkness a little uglier. Nobody gets a happy ending. There is no ending.
Coming of age story that's equal parts "The Hustler", "Rumble Fish" and the Jack Kerouac-Neal Cassady bromance legends. Two punks grow up = one goes straight, the other gets crookeder, the story's been told many times before. But S.E. Hinton gives it a fresh spin setting it in Vietnam War-era hippiedom so you get psychedelic painted Volkswagen buses and Roger Corman-style drug den crash pads. As is the case in all noir books everything explodes at the end because hip kids never win and squares a ...more
I first read this book about 40 years ago when the cultural references were a little more relevant; however, the basic themes of growing up and growing apart never really change. It's pretty dated by the hippie drug theme but it does offer an interesting look at the times. It also offers a compelling look at how different families in the same socioeconomic class can be. In fact, that brought back the most memories for me because I knew some of those people. I knew folks who just didn't seem to c ...more
When I got to the end, I read the page at the back on the author. While reading the book, I assumed the author was male, but after reading, I realized S.E. Hinton is a female! I also read that she was 16 when writing her first novel, The Outsiders, was considered an "authentic voice that continues to illuminate their (young adult) experiences."

This story is covered a wide range of issues that are difficult for young adults. The setting was also a poor town where stealing and hustling are common,
Aubrey scott
"That Was Then, This Is Now", a heartbreaking tale of two friends who live on the edge, is filled with more life lessons that i knew what to do with. It tells the tale of two boys who, as friends since childhood, begin to grow apart.

One of these boys embraces the life style of drugs, violence and sex while the other is learning to hate this very same life. This is a major issue that corrupts a friendship and ends with a bang. Together these boys have experienced the best and worst of life and t
She never gets old. Even though this book was written in the 70's still classic to this day!
I read "That Was Then, This is Now" By S/E Hinton. I thought the book was amazing. It was such a suspense-building book. When Bryon and Mark were hustling two guys from Texas in a game of pool and they shot Charlie, the bar owner, in the head, it was completely unexpected. I didn't know what to think. The only thing I didn't like from the book was at the very end when Bryon turns Mark in for selling drugs, all because he was having a bad day.

The main character of the book is Bryon. He is a 16 y
Carl Koch
I read “That Was Then, This Is Now” by S.E. Hinton. I thought the book was really great. I think that it really made me think about everything that have. It made me appreciate having loving parents, good friends, and living in a peaceful community. In the book Bryon and Mark go through a lot. They constantly hustle games of pool at their friend’s bar, until one night they get in a tight spot and their friend is shot. Bryon takes it hard but Mark just shrugs it off. At this point Bryon gets a gir ...more
Jose Pena
That was then, this is now By S.E. Hinton is a book i recently read as a class novel. The book is about Byron and Mark, Mark and Bryon were like brothers. When Mark was small his parents shot each other and so mark went to live with Byron family. Later on the story charlie gets shot because he was saving mark and Bryon from getting beat up by two Texans. M&M ran away from his house because his father was always in his case. when M&M ran away Cathy and Byron didn't know where he was but ...more
Mason Fitzmorris
I recently read the book “That Was Then This Is Now,” by S.E. Hinton. I read this book because we were good to read it as a class, and my teacher pick it out. The book takes places in a small town in Oklahoma. The main character is Bryon and Mark. Bryon is about 16 to 17 year old, and also is the narrator of the story. Mark is also 16 to 17 years old, and Mark lives with Bryon even though they're not brothers. Marks parents killed each other when he was 9 years old and that when he went to go li ...more
David Johnson
I just read "That Was Then, This is Now." It was a good short story book to read. Mark and Bryon are like brothers. They always get into trouble and fights. They would steal cars and drive them. Both of them had a bunch of friends and they would all hang out. They got along pretty well. Mark was adopted after his parents shot each other. Bryon never had a dad around. They would go to a bar sometimes and hustle in a game of pool. They had gotten caught one night by a couple of guys after they hus ...more
I really enjoyed this book! This book is about two brothers who aint really brothers, theres Bryon and Mark. Marks dad and mom killed each othere when he was little so he lives with Bryon. Mark is not very smart and is good at hotwiring cars. He is a bit on smaller side with golden hair and golden eyes and is very strong for his size. Bryon is very tall and buff with dark hair and is very strong. He is smart and good with the girls and a good pool hustler. Bryon and Mark are like Brothers but it ...more
Cole Murphy
I personally liked this book very much. I felt that the book had a great insight on how life changes as you get older and how not everyone around you changes with you. One strength of the book was that it had a similar setting and some of the same characters as The Outsiders did which made it easier to follow if you had already read The Outsiders. Another strength to the book was that it was was extremely easy to relate to and feel the way that the narrator did. The theme of the book is about gr ...more
Trevor Wetzel
I read the book, “That was Then, This is Now,” by S.E. Hinton. I thought the book was very well-written because it kept me on the edge of my seat. You feel like you actually are Bryon because you can feel his emotions and actions as you read the story. This story is about two friends, Mark and Bryon, who live together and consider themselves brothers. When Mark was a child, his parents fought about absolutely everything. Mark could not handle all of the yelling, so he would hide from his parents ...more
Beesan Sarsour
This book has some pros and cons, I could relate to this book easily because its about adolescents trying to discover themselves throughout the open world and I am definetley going through that also. I didnt like how the author just let us know about how just Bryan was feeling, I wanted her to be more open to the other characters. This is how I felt about this book.
William Young
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I read the book, " That Was Then, This is Now," by S.E. Hinton. I thought this was a fantastic book with a great story line that kept me interested until the very end.

The plot starts out with Bryon and Mark being two best friends. They are kids that grew up in a bad neighborhood with a bad reputation. Mark and Bryon then get into some trouble with men from Texas. When this happens, Charlie, the guy who owns the bar, comes outside to save Mark and Bryon but he gets shot and killed instead. Bryon
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