Another classic from the author of the internationally bestselling The Outsiders
Continue celebrating 50 years of The Outsiders by reading this companion novel. That Was Then, This is Now is S. E. Hinton's moving portrait of the bond between best friends Bryon and Mark and the tensions that develop between them as they begin to grow up and grow apart.
"A mature, disciplined novel which excites a response in the reader . . . Hard to forget."—The New York Times
That was then, this is now
Great book, ending was not so good. Kinda made me mad
Made you think
i perosnally am one of S.E. Hinton's biggest readers and followers. after I read the Outsiders, I felt and understood the book and it helped me comprehend other books as well. I heard about That Was Then, This is Now and was excited to read it. i thiought it was going to be an emotional and understanding book. Boy, was I wrong. it was one THE toughest things to read i my entire life. it didnt make me feel or understand: instead I racked my brain for practically hours, trying to get the message. She uses so many metaphors and symbols it was too hard. i took a break and when I got back on it, it was harder. I wanted to shred the book by the time i was finished because of the ending. now dont read this book because i said it was too much. once it got thrugh to me, I saw everything in a different perpesctive and it made me understanding towards almost everyhting. i reccomend this book to people who have can comprehend and think in new lights: it was a very complicated book.
An amazing story from beginning to end.