It just makes me so happy that people write fanfic and have headcanons based on Hinton’s “Outsiders” books. S.E. Fucking Hinton FTW, y’all.
Can you imagine if she and Mary Shelley had been contemporaries? Two teenage girls just fucking up the male-dominated literary landscape.
I mean, obviously Shelley had a bigger impact overall (what with inventing the science fiction novel and so on), but Hinton’s Ponyboy and company got me through some pretty depressing times growing up.