S.E. Hinton Message Board

posts on 4/8/2006 9:42:44 AM i think that S.e. hinton sticks to what she knows because thats what can relate to most kids now a day. Sure she could write a story about a flying unicorn but that wouldn't relate to most kids!
Maddie posts on 4/4/2006 7:10:23 PM Well, I like That was Then This is Now and Taming the Star Runner, even though most people I know think that book is horrible. But Rumble Fish is definatly not one of S.E. Hinton's better books. But I like That was Then This is Now because of M&M...
jacob bogartz posts on 4/3/2006 6:41:40 PM i thought that rumble fish is not one of her better books. compared to the outsiders it wasnt very good. but i thought that the best book compared to the outsiders was tex. it was a completely different style of writing from rumblefish or the outsiders. but obviously outsiders is the best

rachelz posts on 3/30/2006 9:28:52 PM technically rumble fish is about the motorcycle boy and the fact that his intelligence and insight were wasted because society never allowed him to use them. and by "writing what you know" i didn't mean you couldn't explore. i menat writing what you know emotionally, for lack of a better word. for example, how could someone write about being in love if they never were in love theirselves? they would not even know what it would mean. to correctly express an emotion you have to experience it yourself.
Sasha posts on 3/26/2006 10:12:23 PM "Rachelz"- Rumble Fish to me is about a kid with the approximate I. Q. of a flowerpot who likes to make out with his girlfriend. Besides, writing is not always sticking to what you know; it is also exoloring the unexplore and unknown. Read Oscar Wilde once in a while. You would see that from his writing, especially "THe Canterville Ghost".
rachelz posts on 3/26/2006 8:22:39 PM i thought rumble fish was really good. its a lot more mature than her other books. and hinton sticks to the same themes because she writes about what she knows, which is what great writing is all about. mark twain wrote about what he knew. so did dickens and jack london.
Sasha posts on 3/25/2006 10:36:55 PM I read Rumble Fish for my friend and found it horrible, which was dissapointing after the Outsiers. Also S.E. Hinton follows the same themes a little TOO often.
rachelz posts on 3/25/2006 4:09:41 PM i was reading some of the posts from like january and maddie said something about how mark was mentioned in tex and i just now realized that that was probably the same mark as in that was then, this is now! that is so cool! i was just thinking the other day about how hinton ties some of her characters into other books but i didn't know why she didn't do that for tex. so now i know she did!
rachelz posts on 3/22/2006 5:31:31 PM hey does anyone know if hinton is working on a new book right now or not? i've already read all her stuff and i want to read something new!
dani posts on 3/6/2006 5:29:40 PM That's a good thing! I really want S.E. Hinton to make a write a new book! I'm almost done writing my first novel it mentions the outsiders alot in it because the main character, her name is Luckie, compares her life to books alot! Does anybody else out there write novels? If so what are some things i should try to edit before sending it to publisher?
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