S E Hinton

That Was Then, This Is Now
  • That Was Then, This Is Now

  • From Penguin's The Originals collection, That Was Then, This is Now is a hard-hitting coming-of-age story from the author The Outsiders.

    Byron and Mark are like brothers, but when they get to 16 things begin to change.

    Byron is into girls but Mark is only interested in making money, yet they still enjoy hustling pool games in their friend Charlie's bar.

    But, when a shocking bar brawl changes everything, Byron and Mark begin to drift apart.

    Life doesn't get easier for Byron, when the drug-addicted brother of the girl he's in love with goes missing, he has to make a huge decision.

    Iconic, outspoken, first.

    The Originals are the pioneers of fiction for young adults. From political awakening, war and unrequited love to addiction, teenage pregnancy and nuclear holocaust, The Originals confront big issues and articulate difficult truths. The collection includes:

    (Un)arranged Marriage - Bali Rai
    Stone Cold - Robert Swindells
    The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole - Sue Townsend
    The Tulip Touch - Anne Fine
    I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith

S E Hinton wrote THE OUTSIDERS, her first book, when she was 17; it was a phenomenal success. Its publication enabled her to attend the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma; she graduated in 1970 with a major in education. S E Hinton was the first recipient of the American Library Association Award for an outstanding contribution to Young Adult Literature. She continues to live in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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