The Outsiders – S. E. Hinton

The reason for the initials is so that readers wouldn’t realize that this tale of a blue-collar gang of greasers, two of whom get involved in a murder, was a girl. A sixteen-year-old girl to be precise! I should have realized it as all the men are described as gorgeous and the women are barely acknowledged. A great story and a great accomplishment. How come I can’t write anything half as good at twice the age?