The Outsiders Essay

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“The Outsiders” is a novel written by S.E. Hinton. Originally Published in 1967, Hinton was only 18 when her novel hit the shelves. Instead of using her real name Susan Eloise Hinton, she used her initial’s so people wouldn’t know she was a girl making the book less desirable. The Outsiders is considered a cult classic and is typically assigned reading across the U.S. She always loved reading but did not like the books they had for young adults so she decided to write some herself. This paper is going to discuss expectation, description, comparison and review. The target audience for this book is teens and young adults making it a book chosen by middle school teachers for a class to read. So of course for most this book’s expectation was set …show more content…

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