That Was Then, This Is NowBook - 1971
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
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There was a silence and then he continued.
"I didn't have to see you. I wanted to, though. I had to make sure."
"Make sure of what?"
"Make sure I hated you."
"Like a friend once told me, 'That was then, and this is now'." -Mark, "That was Then, This is Now"
"We were like brothers," I said, desperate. " you were my best friend-" He laughed then, and his eyes were the golden, hard, flat eyes of a jungle animal. "Like a friend once said to me, 'That was then, and this is now.'"
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