S.E. Hinton’s ‘The Outsiders’ Turns 50
Fifty years later, the book continues to capture the anxieties and pressures of adolescence with an authentic voice. Penguin Young Readers will release a special anniversary edition of The Outsiders on November 1.
Teenagers still feel like I felt when I wrote the book, that adults have no idea what’s really going on. And even today, that concept of the “in crowd” and the “out crowd” is universal. The names of the groups may change, but kids still see their own lives in what happens to Ponyboy and his friends. (Entertainment Weekly)