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That Was Then, This is Now

That Was Then, This is Now

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ISBN 9780333278635
Published 1 October 1980 by Oxford University Press
Format Hardback, New edition
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Author(s) By Hinton, S. E.
Series M-Books
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ISBN-13 9780333278635
ISBN-10 0333278631
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Oxford University Press
Imprint Nelson Thornes Ltd
Publication Date 1 October 1980
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Hinton, S. E.
Series M-Books
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
English Literature: Fiction Texts
Number of Pages 128
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 190mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress Children's stories
NBS Text School Textbooks & Study Guides: Literature, Arts & Humanities
ONIX Text Primary and secondary/elementary and high school
Dewey Code 823.91
Catalogue Code Not specified

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US Review The 'greaser' territory of The Outsiders is the scene of an updated novel in which Ponyboy Curtis is a minor character and gang fights have given way to drugs as the major youth problem. Now, it was hard to tell a Soc from a greaser. Now the greasers wore their hair down over their foreheads instead of slicked back. . . and the Socs tried to look poor. Changes in the young author's style are similarly skin-deep: there is a bit more philosophizing of the give a damn and you get blasted variety, but the same sentimental, heavy-handed treatment of illustrative incident. And though the lights with the Socs are said to have slacked off, greasers manage to get beaten up and sent to the hospital with the old regularity. A friend is killed protecting the narrator-protagonist from two tough Texans, and the fight scenes still contain Hinton's most effective writing. In contrast, the acid trip and its effects are overdone and the whole hippie scene unconvincing. Still superior to most of the contemporary anti-drug novels, this one will be popular with The Outsiders' many fans. But That Was Then - is only superficially Now. (Kirkus Reviews)

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