The iconic YA novel The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton is turning 50 this year! Hinton began writing the novel while she was still in High School. The novel has always been a point of controversy over the years for its portrayal of gang violence but it has always remained a staple in the YA universe. At the time it was published the idea of books being written specifically for and about young adults was a new idea.
Rolling Stone Magazine published a story on the novel entitled “Why The Outsiders Still Matters 50 Years Later” about the cultural significance of the story. Click the photo to read the article!
Have you read The Outsiders?