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No! SE hinton wrote this book when she was just 17 years old, she was friends with a greaser, but the events of this story are fictional.

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The Outsiders is fiction because the story didn't actually happen, and it's not based on true events.

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The story takes place in the 1960's in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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