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Enjoyed The Outsiders? We’ve scoured the web for book blogs and looked at all of their recommendations for books that are similar to The Outsiders. Here are 46 books that you’ll like if you liked The Outsiders.

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Stephen Chbosky - Aug 14, 2012 (first published in 1999)
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a story about what its like to travel that strange course through the uncharted territory of high school. The world of first dates, family dramas, and new friends. Of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Of those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up....
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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Sherman Alexie - Apr 01, 2009
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Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.Heartbreaking, funny, and beautif...
Eleanor & Park
Rainbow Rowell - Feb 26, 2013 (first published in 2012)
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Eleanor is the new girl in town, and with her chaotic family life, her mismatched clothes and unruly red hair, she couldn't stick out more if she tried.Park is the boy at the back of the bus. Black T-shirts, headphones, head in a book - he thinks he's made himself invisible. But not to Eleanor... never to Eleanor.Slowly, steadily, through late-nigh...
Looking for Alaska
John Green - Dec 28, 2006 (first published in 2005)
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Before. Miles Pudge Halter is done with his safe life at home. His whole life has been one big non-event, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave the Great Perhaps even more (Francois Rabelais, poet). He heads off to the sometimes crazy and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the ...
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The Outsider
A Novel
Stephen King - Jun 04, 2019
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Evil has many facesmaybe even yours in this #1 New York Times bestseller from master storyteller Stephen King! An eleven-year-old boys violated corpse is discovered in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint Citys most popular citizensTerry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of ...
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Mark Haddon - May 18, 2004 (first published in 2003)
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Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow.Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, for fifteen-year-old Christopher everyday inte...
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The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger - May 01, 1991 (first published in 1951)
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The hero-narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days. The boy himself is at once too simple and too complex for u...
Rumble Fish
S. E. Hinton - Aug 06, 2013 (first published in 1975)
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Rumble Fish is a trade paperback from the best-selling author of The Outsiders, S.E. Hinton, whose novels are as relevant as ever, exploring sibling relationships, the importance of role models, and the courage to think independently. This edition includes a new and exclusive Author's Note....
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Stephen King - Jul 11, 2017 (first published in 1986)
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Welcome to Derry, Maine ...It’s a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real ...They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But none of them can withstand the force ...
The Ghostwriter
Alessandra Torre - Oct 02, 2017
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Four years ago, I lied. I stood in front of the police, my friends and family, and made up a story, my best one yet. And all of them believed me. I wasn't surprised. Telling stories is what made me famous. Fifteen bestsellers. Millions of fans. Fame and fortune.Now, I have one last story to write. It'll be my best one yet, with a jaw-dropping twist...
Nine Stories
J. D. Salinger - May 01, 1991 (first published in 1953)
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Nine Stories (1953) is a collection of short stories by American fiction writer J. D. Salinger published in April 1953. It includes two of his most famous short stories, "A Perfect Day for Bananafish" and "For Esmé – with Love and Squalor". (Nine Stories is the U.S. title; the book is published in many other countries as For Esmé - with Love and Sq...
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Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King
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That Was Then, This Is Now by S. E. Hinton
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The Stone Man - A Science Fiction Horror Novel by Luke Smitherd
H Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
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