Back in 1967, a scandalous book about street thugs shot to the top of the bestseller lists. Its author was a 17-year-old woman who was nearly failing her high school English class. Why did her book become such a huge success? It offered the perfect combination of gritty realism and hormones.
Hear the story of "The Outsiders," from its humble beginnings, to its star-studded Hollywood movie adaptation, to a modern reinterpretation by an all-queer cast.
Other stories from KUOW Presents, February 5, 2013: