New S.E. Hinton

S.E. Hinton, the author of the popular young adult novels The Outsiders and That Was Then, This Is Now, has written Hawkes Harbor, her first novel in 16 years. This one’s for adults, though.

According to Amazon, the main character of Hawks Harbor is called Jamie Sommers, a name that niggled at me until I realized that it is also the name of the Bionic Woman. Here ends the 70s nostalgia.

Here begins the crotchety old lady stuff: I was surprised to see that there are Cliff Notes for The Outsiders. What’s next? Cliff Notes for Dr. Seuss? Or maybe The Outsiders Cliff Notes are for those kids who stay up all night reading The Odyssey underneath the covers by flashlight and are too tired to do their required reading in the morning.


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