hello antifembookclub!!!! are you still alive?
The Outsiders is the second-best-selling young adult novel of all time! You probably read it when you were a kid, I pick it up every couple of years and I still dig it- if you haven't read it pick it up because it takes 2 hours max to read. I haven't read it in a while and I was surprised by how well-written it is, I mean a lot of the language is really dated (they call a cigarette "a weed" lol) but overall the themes of class conflict and brotherly love etc are still relevant rite
The Outsiders is a story told by 14 year old orphan Ponyboy Curtis who lives with his brothers and has sort of a ~surrogate~ family with the rest of his lower-class gang THE GREASERS who get into rumbles with the rich kids THE SOCS. There's also a 1983 movie by Francis Ford Coppola which was the ~breakout~ film for Tom Cruise, Matt Dillon, Rob Lowe, Patrick Swayze, Diane Lane, Emilio Estevez, and Ralph Macchio,
I am fiercely protective of my fellow Okies especially on the internet so maybe I'm a little bit biased, but I think S.E. Hinton is so fucking awesome.
Susan Eloise Hinton was a tomboy growing up in Tulsa and she was increasingly dissatisfied with the young adult literature available at the time as it did not reflect her reality at all so she took matters into her own hands and started writing The Outsiders at 15. She made a "D" in creative writing her junior year of high school. She was 18 when The Outsiders was published. Fuckin' rad.
Hinton's publisher suggested she use her initials instead of her first name so that male reviewers would not ignore the novel for having been written by a female
UGH that is such bullshit.
idk if any boys have read this recently but were there any parts in the book where you could tell that a woman had written it?
It's also pretty depressing that women writers still do this, I mean COME ON JK ROWLING I think by book 3 your reputation would be enough to ride on you know?