The Outsiders was written by a 16-year-old girl!

The Outsiders was written by a 16-year-old girl!

The Outsiders was written by a 16-year-old girl!

Susan Eloise Hinton went by the name S.E. Hinton so as not to be dismissed outright by male book reviewers. She began writing her first novel, The Outsiders, when she was only 15 years old, and she had it published when she was only 16. The novel was an instant classic. Her follow-up novel, That Was Then, This Is Now didn’t come out until after Hinton was finished with college. After her initial success she suffered from severe writer’s block.

Another fun fact: Hinton made a cameo appearance in the film adaptation of one of her novels. In the movie Rumble Fish, she plays a prostitute.

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