Notoriously elusive, many fans know very little about the life of popular author S.E. Hinton. Hinton's legendary coming-of-age stories depicted rival gangs, challenging friendships, and teenage drug use in ways that shocked in her time. Today, however, she is widely read and recognized as one of the most important writers in the young adult genre. Readers will discover Hinton's style, learn important tools for analyzing literature, and follow the continuity across her most popular novels. Special sections including a timeline, a list of accolades, and biographical details, making this the quintessential S.E. Hinton guide.