S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders

S.E. Hinton & Her Novel

That's right, I said "her". Did You Know S.E. Hinton is a woman!? Susan Eloise Hinton was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on July 22nd, 1950. For an extensive biography visit a page on her official website.

Go to your word document and answer this question as "Part 1".
Why do you think S.E. Hinton used her initials instead of her full name when her book was published?

Some of you may have done the math and realized that The Outsiders was published when she was only 17 years old! The picture to the right shows her around this age. Mrs. Hinton started writing her first novel when she was a sophomore in high school (that is only two years away for all of you).

What would you write a story about if you were to create your own novel? Go back to your word document and write a 150-350 word plot summary of your story under "Part 2". Remember it is just a summary, so details are not necessary (this will only be between a half a page, and two pages).

After doing that, move on to the next page by clicking here.