In an industry overflowing with great talents, there are still a few names that standout and command great respect and appreciation. Certainly, in the world of teen books, there is no one that description fits better than S.E. HINTON. Her now-classic The Outsiders was one of the books that created the genre of modern teen fiction (aka “YA”). Books of Wonder is thrilled that S.E. HINTON has graciously agreed to squeeze time on her hectic one-day trip to NYC next week to sign books for her fans and loyal Books of Wonder customers. It has been over a decade since we last had S.E. HINTON at our store, and as she rarely does book signings, this is a rare opportunity to get a signed copy of two of her most beloved works. So don’t miss this wonderful chance to order your signed copies of her great novels. Ms. Hinton’s time is very limited, so our supply of signed copies will be as well. Don’t miss this chance to guarantee your signed copy today by calling us at 212-989-3475 or simply ordering online.
In 1967 an 18 year old University of Tulsa freshman S.E. HINTON published her first novel with Viking Press, The Outsiders. Now 45 years later, with over 14 million copies in print, The Outsiders is widely accepted to be the first book to be published with a solely teenage target audience. It is the coming of age story of Ponyboy, a member of the greasers who can count only on his friends when it comes to mixing it up with the Socs, a gang of rich kids who like nothing better than beating up on greasers like himself. This landmark piece of teen fiction has been acclaimed and banned, taught in classrooms and pulled from library shelves. A film adaptation of The Outsiders produced in 1983 and directed by Francis Ford Coppola, truly cemented S.E. HINTON’S story in American lore.
We are thrilled to be offering signed copies of the The Outsiders 40th Anniversary edition signed by S.E. HINTON to all our loyal customers pre-order now while supplies last.
Only 4 short years later S.E. HINTON published a companion to The Outsiders, her second novel, That Was Then, This Is Now. The story of Mark and Bryon, Oklahoma teens who have been inseparable since childhood. Their relationship is put to a severe test by the death of a friend and the discovery by Bryon of Mark’s terrible secret. That Was Then, This Is Now was adapted to film in 1985. You can now pre-order your signed copy of That Was Then, This Is Now by calling Books of Wonder or simply placing your order online.