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Young Adult Fiction 2237
Interesting story of two friends
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"That Was Then, This Is Now" explores the story of best friends and almost-brothers Mark and Bryon, who are two well-meaning punks who are beginning to grow up. When Bryon starts dating "nice girl" Cathy, Mark is clearly jealous and begins spending time doing other things. Bryon is the only person he really cares about, and while Bryon loves Mark, too, he also has other attachments. When things finally come to a head, Bryon follows his conscience-- but not without paying a high price.

Besides including brief mention of some characters from Hinton's first book, "The Outsiders," readers can find out a little more about characters from "That Was Then, This Is Now" by reading Hinton's "Tex."
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