S.E.Hinton wrote the novel “The Outsiders” in 1967 when she was a seventeen year old girl. Some laud the book as an excellent example of “young adult literature”. Some call it yet another lame justification of perverted teenage reactions to all sorts of problems. The Tinseltown messiahs scented buck. They made a movie from the novel in 1971. Outside USA, not many readers of English fiction seem to know much about the book.