The love between two teenage brothers helps to alleviate the harshness of their usually parentless life as they struggle to grow up. S.E. Hinton's books have shown, over the past twenty-one years, the "lasting ability to speak to the young adult experience, to help reader to become more aware of themselves and of the world around them."
- Realistic Fiction
- Margaret A. Edwards Award 1988
- ISBN: 9780440086413