S.E. Hinton, a.k.a. Your Majesty | Jacket Copy | Los Angeles Times

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You can call me Susie or Your Majesty

...She wrote "The Outsiders" at 16, and even at that age she said she knew that Pony Boy's story was over when the book ended. But it seems to go deeper for her. "I can't write it again. I'm not 16 anymore. I can't unknow what I know now."

The conversation wrapped on a strange note, when Smiley said that books written by adults for young adults were a kind of propaganda. It wasn't clear what it was propaganda for. Hinton seemed to agree and to imply that there was an optimism of youth that could not be recaptured by adults in a genuine way.

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