It’s been 50 years since S.E. Hinton first published The Outsiders, when she was just sixteen years old. Since then, the iconic story has been made into a beloved movie, has inspired a new generation of YA writers, and has become a modern classic. On the heels of the book’s 50th anniversary, we took a look at what people are saying about it, and are giving you 24 reasons to read (or re-read) The Outsiders.
Matt Dillon has kept The Outsiders love alive.
It lends itself to spontaneous reenactment.
— Lauren Vigilante (@Ms_Vigilante) November 15, 2016
It’ll make you drop everything to read.
— Sarah Wilder (@MrsSarahWilder) November 4, 2016
It’s the perfect #tbt.
— BNAnchorage (@BNAnchorage) November 3, 2016
It makes for a great group costume.
— Mark DeSimone (@DeSimone227) November 3, 2016
The new edition has bonus content!
Rob Lowe looks great in a Snapchat filter.
— Deanna Davies (@DeannaDaisies) November 2, 2016
Its lessons ring true, fifty years later.
we all bleed red. . . . . . #theoutsiders #staygoldponyboy #greatbook #read #bookstagram #embracewhoyouare #nobodyisperfect #manifestdestiny #hustle #5amclub #entrepreneur #cbd #hemp #success #healtheworld #mondaymotivation #vapenation #supportlocal #believeandachieve #wealth #manifestation #followyourpassion
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Did we mention the great costumes?
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It also has great pumpkin appeal.
— Pity The Back Seat (@pitythebackseat) November 1, 2016
It will give you TOO MANY FEELS.
in class we were reading the outsiders and i was cryin when johnny and dally died and i wiped away my tears so vigorously that it burned
— (ﾉಠ◡ಠ)ﾉ・。*。✧・゜゜・。✧:☆ (@CrumbOfACookie) October 28, 2016
It has inspired some pretty great articles of clothing.
— Bibliogirlxo (@bibliogirlxo) October 25, 2016
It’ll make you choose your friends wisely.
I need a friend that will listen to me talk about the outsiders all day and not get bored ugh
— Monica 🍂 (@Diabolycal) October 29, 2016
It inspires creativity.
— Clare Lund (@LundTeach) October 27, 2016
It has a great mantra.
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It has inspired people to love reading.
— Erin O’Neill (@crimescenetape) October 25, 2016
It will turn you into a die-hard fan.
It inspired one of the best mannequuin challenges we’ve seen.
— Mrs. Combs (@mrscombs14) November 11, 2016
— MSAWSUM (@harrington5334) October 26, 2016
Get your copy of The Outsiders 50th Anniversary Edition today!