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22 Reasons to Read The Outsiders

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.


It’ll make you drop everything to read.


It’s the perfect #tbt.


It makes for a great group costume.


The new edition has bonus content!


Rob Lowe looks great in a Snapchat filter.



Its lessons ring true, fifty years later.


Did we mention the great costumes?

Stay gold, Ponyboy stay gold. #happyhalloween #greaser #theoutsiders

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It also has great pumpkin appeal.


It will give you TOO MANY FEELS.


It has inspired some pretty great articles of clothing.


It’ll make you choose your friends wisely.


It inspires creativity.


It has a great mantra.


It has inspired people to love reading.


It will turn you into a die-hard fan.

It inspired one of the best mannequuin challenges we’ve seen.









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