SUSAN ELOISE HINTON

One of the best writers of young adult fiction

 Susan Eloise Hinton was born on July 22, 1950, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She started reading and writing really young and also since then she decided to become a writer (at the very beggining she wanted to become a cattle rancher). Her first stories written were mostly about cowboys and gun fighting and horses.

 While she was a junior in high school, Hinton's father was diagnosed with cancer and to deal with her father's condition, Hinton turned to writing. During this time, she completed a book she called The Outsiders.

Once published, it gave her a lot of publicity and fame, and also a lot of pressure. She was becoming known as "The Voice of the Youth" . This and many of her books were adapted into films. She made The Outsiders, Rumble Fish, That Was Then, This is Now, Tex Taming The Star Runner, Hawks Harbor, Tim's Stories, Big David, Little David and The Puppy Sister.

  Hinton did not like making her life public but , althogh, she dared to say she liked horse-back riding and also reading. She said a writer´s life isn´t exiting because you are alone with all your tools.

  Nowadays, she is still writing and lives with her husband David Inhofe in Tulsa. Her contribution to the American Literature for young adults was acclaimed in 1988 when she was given the ‘Margaret Edwards Young Adult Author Achievement Award’ for her work by the American Library Association.

Story

 Some time ago, there was a boy called Luke. He was part of a really good group of friends but there was just one problem, there was another gang who always used violence to become the leaders of the rough side of the town. This gang always bothered and fought with them because of their differences and the friends were tired of that.

One day, they decided to took revenge so they went to Blade's house (the leader of the gang) but by accident they started a fire, some got wounded and one of them die.

After all this, they just regretted about tooking revenge and the sadness became cause of a lot of fights between them. Luke and all of them began to separate and run away but to be strong they understood they had to handle this and be all united.

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