That was Then, This is Now

By S. E. Hinton

Continue celebrating 50 years of The Outsiders by reading this companion novel. That Was Then, This is Now is S. E. Hinton’s moving portrait of the bond between best friends Bryon and Mark and the tensions that develop between them as they begin to grow up and grow apart.


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Since childhood, Bryon and Mark have been as close as brothers. Now things are changing. Bryon’s growing up, spending a lot of time with girls, and thinking about who he wants to be. Mark still just lives for the thrill of the moment. The two are growing apart-but holding on-until Bryon makes a shocking discovery about Mark. Now Byron faces a terrible decision-one that will change both of their lives forever.

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Weight 5.6 oz
Dimensions 8.25 × 5.5 × .43 in