Books S.E. Hinton Books by S.E. Hinton S.E. Hinton has written books about: Young Adult Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about S.E. Hinton PG-13: Risky Reads Rich Kids, Greasers And The Life-Changing Power Of 'The Outsiders' January 28, 2013 When author Ally Carter found out that S.E. Hinton had been a teenager when she wrote The Outsiders, something inside her clicked. It was the first moment she realized she could be a writer. Is there a book that has inspired you to write? Tell us in the comments. Summer Books 2012 Your Favorites: 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels August 7, 2012 More than 75,000 of you voted for your favorite young-adult fiction. Now, after all the nominating, sorting and counting, the final results are in. Here are the 100 best teen novels, chosen by the NPR audience.