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that was then, this is now

By, Sarah JB

One of my new favorite authors (as of 2 days ago) is S.E. Hinton. Most of you will probably recognize her because she wrote The Outsiders. That Was Then, This Is Now is almost like the sequel to The Outsiders. The main characters are different, but Ponyboy and the Shepard gang are mentioned. The story takes place a year or two after everything that happened in The Outsiders. In my opinion, That Was Then, This is Now is not quite as good as The Outsiders. Don’t get me wrong, they’re both really great books. So next time you need a book to read, check out That Was Then, This is Now!

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The Outsiders: Movie Review


By, Sarah JB

This article is for all you advanced English seventh-graders in HSJH. As you might already know, we are reading The Outsiders. In my opinion, it’s a great book with realistic and complex characters. Although most students might be blinded by the fact that we have a decent sized packet that goes along with the book, I think the packet helps me understand the book better and understand certain situations more clearly. I can’t wait to see how The Outsiders ends!