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: 4.08 · 1,055,690 ratings · 39,006 reviews · 29 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Outsiders

4.10 avg rating — 982,569 ratings — published 1967 — 216 editions
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That Was Then, This Is Now

3.92 avg rating — 29,951 ratings — published 1971 — 52 editions
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Rumble Fish

3.79 avg rating — 19,071 ratings — published 1975 — 66 editions
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3.85 avg rating — 10,703 ratings — published 1979 — 33 editions
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Taming the Star Runner

3.70 avg rating — 3,552 ratings — published 1988 — 22 editions
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Hawkes Harbor

3.13 avg rating — 2,686 ratings — published 2004 — 21 editions
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The Collection: The Outside...

4.45 avg rating — 550 ratings — published 1982 — 2 editions
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Some of Tim's Stories (The ...

3.69 avg rating — 679 ratings — published 2007 — 8 editions
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The Puppy Sister

3.83 avg rating — 307 ratings — published 1995 — 7 editions
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Big David, Little David

3.78 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 1995 — 5 editions
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“I lie to myself all the time. But I never believe me.”
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“If you have two friends in your lifetime, you're lucky. If you have one good friend, you're more than lucky.”
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