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Title:
That was then, this is now
Author:
Hinton, S. E.
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Publication Information:
New York : [Penguin Group], [1971]

©1971
Physical Description:
159 pages ; 18 cm
Summary:
Sixteen-year-old Mark and Bryon have been like brothers since childhood, but now, as their involvement with girls, gangs, and drugs increases, their relationship seems to gradually disintegrate.
General Note:
Publisher imprint may vary.

"First published in the United States of America by the Viking Press, 1971"--T.p. verso.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
780 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 4.6 5.0 792.

Reading Counts RC High School 6.2 8 Quiz: 11366 Guided reading level: NR.
ISBN:
9780738303901

9780140389661
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Another classic from the author of the internationally bestselling The Outsiders

Continue celebrating 50 years of The Outsiders by reading this companion novel. That Was Then , This is Now is S. E. Hinton's moving portrait of the bond between best friends Bryon and Mark and the tensions that develop between them as they begin to grow up and grow apart.

"A mature, disciplined novel which excites a response in the reader . . . Hard to forget."-- The New York Times


Author Notes

S. E. Hinton was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and attended the University of Tulsa. Her first novel, The Outsiders, was published in 1967 and changed publishing for young adults by portraying a grittier, more realistic view of the lives of teenagers. It was made into a movie in 1983. Her other young adult works include Rumble Fish, Tex, Taming the Star Runner, and That Was Then, This is Now. Her children's books include The Puppy Sister and Big David, Little David. She has won numerous awards including the Margaret Alexander Edwards Award, the Media and Methods Maxi Award, and the Land of the Enchantment Award.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Booklist Review

In this sequel to The Outsiders, Bryon and Mark at 16 are still inseparable, but Bryon is beginning to care about people while Mark continues to hot-wire cars, steal, and do things for kicks.