History Literature / ThatWasThenThisIsNow

16th Feb '16 11:35:13 AM eroock
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1st Oct '15 5:08:01 PM nombretomado
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* TheCameo: Ponyboy (TheOutsiders) makes a cameo in the book.

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* TheCameo: Ponyboy (TheOutsiders) (''Literature/TheOutsiders'') makes a cameo in the book.
5th Jun '13 8:50:15 PM Vasha
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''ThatWasThenThisIsNow'' is a 1971 novel by S. E. Hinton, acclaimed author of ''TheOutsiders''. The book gives a darkly realistic potrayal of greasers in the early seventies.

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''ThatWasThenThisIsNow'' ''That Was Then, This Is Now'' is a 1971 novel by S. E. Hinton, acclaimed author of ''TheOutsiders''. ''Literature/TheOutsiders''. The book gives a darkly realistic potrayal portrayal of greasers in the early seventies.
3rd Dec '12 4:33:36 PM Oreochan
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* EyesOfGold: Byron describes Mark's eyes as these, like a lovable, untrustworthy lion's.
15th Jul '12 10:48:03 AM zorbik
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Mark and Byron are best friends, the closest thing to a brother either of them ever had. Both are sixteen-year-old greasers-- pool hustlers, hoods. Mark can get away with anything, and Byron can lie about anything. They're the perfect team. Over the year that passes, they see just how rough life treats the poor kids like them. The owner of the bar where they hustle pool at is shot. An innocent guy beaten half to death. Drugs and their effect on a child once intelligent and sensitive. Worst of all, Mark has turned out to be a completely different person than Byron had estimated him to be. Should Byron turn in someone closer than a brother to him?

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Mark and Byron are best friends, the closest thing to a brother either of them ever had. Both are sixteen-year-old greasers-- pool hustlers, hoods. Mark can get away with anything, and Byron can lie about anything. They're the perfect team. Over the year that passes, they see just how rough life treats the poor kids like them. The owner of the bar where they hustle pool at is shot. An innocent guy beaten half to death. Drugs and show their effect on a child once intelligent and sensitive. Worst of all, Mark has turned out to be a completely different person than Byron had estimated him to be. Should Byron turn in someone closer than a brother to him?
18th May '12 11:00:53 PM DanielCase
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Early on, Byron says in his narration that one of the female characters would look beautiful even with all her hair cut off. By the end of the book, that's actually happened.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Early on, Byron says in his narration that one of the female characters Angela would look beautiful even with all her hair cut off. By the end of the book, that's off—as Mark actually happened.does later.
18th May '12 10:59:48 PM DanielCase
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Early on, Byron says in his narration that one of the female characters would look beautiful even with all her hair cut off. By the end of the book, that's actually happened.
2nd May '12 5:02:14 PM JerrBear81
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* TheCameo: Ponyboy makes a cameo in the book.

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* TheCameo: Ponyboy (TheOutsiders) makes a cameo in the book.
2nd May '12 5:01:48 PM JerrBear81
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* TheCameo: Ponyboy makes a cameo in the book.
23rd Jan '12 2:28:52 AM Lightshade
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Mark and Byron are best friends, the closest thing to a brother either of them ever had. Both are sixteen-year-old greasers-- pool hustlers, hoods. Mark can get away with anything, and Byron can lie about anything. They're the perfect team. Over the year that passes, they see just how rough life treats the poor kids like them. The owner of the bar where they hustle pool at, shot. An innocent guy being beaten half to death. Drugs and their effect, on a child once intelligent and sensitive. Worst of all, Mark has turned out to be a completely different person than Byron had estimated him to be. Should Byron turn in someone closer than a brother to him?

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Mark and Byron are best friends, the closest thing to a brother either of them ever had. Both are sixteen-year-old greasers-- pool hustlers, hoods. Mark can get away with anything, and Byron can lie about anything. They're the perfect team. Over the year that passes, they see just how rough life treats the poor kids like them. The owner of the bar where they hustle pool at, at is shot. An innocent guy being beaten half to death. Drugs and their effect, effect on a child once intelligent and sensitive. Worst of all, Mark has turned out to be a completely different person than Byron had estimated him to be. Should Byron turn in someone closer than a brother to him?



* BlondGuysAreEvil:

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* BlondGuysAreEvil: Mark.



* DownerEnding

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* DownerEndingCainAndAbel: A more mild example than most, but Mark and Byron fit.
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Byron turns in Mark to the police. Mark goes to prison and become a sociopath due to being betrayed by the only person he loved. Byron is left wondering if he did the right thing and where he's going to go from here.]]


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* TheSociopath: It's implied at the end that this is what happened to [[spoiler: Mark without Byron's influence to keep him in check any longer.]]
* TitleDrop: At the end when [[spoiler: Mark is in jail.]]
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