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Books Like The Outsiders (10 Books)

The Outsiders was published by S.e. Hinton in 1967. Here is a list of 10 books like The Outsiders by S.e. Hinton.

Last update: January 11, 2024

1. The Pigman (1968)

"Our life would be what we made of it - nothing more, nothing less."

In Paul Zindel's poignant novel, "The Pigman," two misfit teenagers, John and Lorraine, forge an unexpected friendship with an eccentric man known as the Pigman. As their lives intertwine, they embark on a heartwarming and unforgettable journey of self-discovery and the power of human connection.

  • 📇 166 Pages
  • 📝 41,500 - 49,800 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 6 Hours Reading Time

2. That Was Then, This Is Now (1971)

"Nothing can wear you out like caring about people."

In S.E. Hinton's gripping coming-of-age novel, "That Was Then, This Is Now," Bryon and Mark share an unbreakable bond until they confront harsh choices that put their loyalty and friendship to the ultimate test.

  • 📇 159 Pages
  • 📝 39,750 - 47,700 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 5 Hours Reading Time

3. The Chocolate War (1974)

"He hated to think of his own life stretching ahead of him that way, a long succession of days and nights that were fine - not good, not bad, not great, not lousy, not exciting, not anything."

In "The Chocolate War" by Robert Cormier, power dynamics unravel as a young student defies a secret society that rules his high school with manipulative strategies and daunting challenges. This gripping tale questions the morality and conformity of adolescence in a thought-provoking and suspenseful narrative.

  • 📇 267 Pages
  • 📝 66,750 - 80,100 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 9 Hours Reading Time

4. Rumble Fish (1975)

"Even the most primite societies have an innate resepect for the insane."

In "Rumble Fish" by S.E. Hinton, readers are immersed in the gritty world of street gangs as they follow Rusty-James, a young reckless teen, on a dangerous journey of self-discovery and the consequences of seeking validation through violence.

  • 📇 144 Pages
  • 📝 36,000 - 43,200 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 5 Hours Reading Time

5. I Am The Cheese (1977)

"He was intrigued by the power of words, not the literary words that filled the books in the library but the sharp, staccato words that went into the writing of news stories. Words that went for the jugular. Active verbs that danced and raced on the page."

In "I Am The Cheese" by Robert Cormier, the riveting story of Adam Farmer unfolds as he embarks on a suspenseful journey to uncover buried secrets from his past, resulting in a mind-bending twist that will leave readers questioning reality.

  • 📇 233 Pages
  • 📝 58,250 - 69,900 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 8 Hours Reading Time

6. Tex (1979)

"All my life I wanted somebody who knew more than I did to tell me the truth."

Tex is a timeless coming-of-age novel by S.E. Hinton, capturing the challenges and complexities of two brothers and their struggle for independence in a harsh and unforgiving world.

  • 📇 224 Pages
  • 📝 56,000 - 67,200 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 7 Hours Reading Time

7. Speak (1999)

"When people don't express themselves, they die one piece at a time."

"Laurie Halse Anderson's 'Speak' is a haunting and powerful young adult novel that explores the harrowing journey of a teenage girl overcoming the trauma of sexual assault, finding her voice and reclaiming her identity."

  • 📇 224 Pages
  • 📝 56,000 - 67,200 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 7 Hours Reading Time

8. The Catcher In The Rye (1951)

"What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though."

J.D. Salinger's timeless classic, The Catcher in the Rye, follows Holden Caulfield's rebellious journey through New York City. Delving into themes of adolescent angst, identity, and the precariousness of innocence, this coming-of-age novel continues to captivate readers with its poignant portrayal of the human condition.

  • 📇 277 Pages
  • 📝 69,250 - 83,100 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 9 Hours Reading Time

9. Lord Of The Flies (1954)

"The thing is - fear can't hurt you any more than a dream."

In this timeless and harrowing masterpiece, William Golding plunges readers into the gripping tale of a group of young boys stranded on a deserted island, where their struggle for survival devolves into a chilling confrontation with their own primal instincts.

  • 📇 182 Pages
  • 📝 45,500 - 54,600 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 6 Hours Reading Time

10. A Separate Peace (1959)

"I felt that I was not, never had been and never would be a living part of this overpoweringly solid and deeply meaningful world around me."

John Knowles' timeless classic, A Separate Peace, explores the intricacies of friendship, loyalty, and the traumatic impact of war. Set amidst the backdrop of a prestigious New England boarding school, this gripping tale paints a vivid picture of youthful innocence and the perils that accompany it.

  • 📇 208 Pages
  • 📝 52,000 - 62,400 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 7 Hours Reading Time