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SE Hinton and

The Outsiders
Author Bio and Introduction to the Novel
SE Hinton

Susan Eloiise Hinton


Born in Tulsa, OK
First published at 18
She wrote because she wasnt
satisfied with the literature that was
being written for young adults
(Biography para. 2).
Many of her novels have been made
into movies (including The
Outsiders)
The Outsiders Background

Hinton wrote when she was 15-16


First published in 1967 (when Hinton was 18)
Focuses on the lives of young teenage boys in Oklahoma during the 1960s
Two rival social groups cause trouble for one another
Deals with gang violence, suicide, child abuse, and substitute families
Synopsis

Greasers Socs
Considered outsiders
Strongly dislike the Socs
Considered popular
Form a substitute family
Strongly dislike the Greasers
Have little to no parental involvement

Said to be given everything they


could want in life
Have money and popularity
Ponyboy Curtis

Greaser
14
Younger brother of Darry and
Sodapop
Looks up to Sodapop
Isnt passionate about fighting
Lost his mom and dad in a car
accident
Smart
Runs track
Sodapop and Darry
Curtis

Sodapop
Middle brother
Ponyboys hero
Dropped out of school to work
Has a long time girlfriend
Darrry
Real name Darrell
Oldest brother
Is hard on Ponyboy
Acts as the father to his two
younger brothers
Greasers

Johnny Cade
16
Comes from abusive family
Dallas Dally Winston
Roughest Greaser
Lived in New York City
Keith Two-Bit Mathews
Humourous
Steals
Socs
Sherri Cherry Valance
Goes to Ponyboys High School
Dates Bob
Bob Sheldon
Aggressive
Strongly dislikes Greasers and guys who try to pick
up his girlfriend
Randy Adderson
Bobs best friend
Paul Holden
Darrys former friend
References

https://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/theoutsiders/images/2/22/Cherry.jpg/revision/lates
t?cb=20101225170625
https://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/theoutsiders/images/2/27/Socs.jpg/revision/latest?
cb=20140821212657
http://theoutsiders.wikia.com/wiki/File:Greaser_Gang_1.jpg
http://smokinroom.typepad.com/smokin_room/2009/09/patrick-swayze-19522009.html
http://theoutsiders.wikia.com/wiki/Ponyboy_Curtis
http://www.sehinton.com/bio.html
http://www.sehinton.com/books/