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That Was Then, This Is Now

by S. E. Hinton
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What is the setting of That was Then, This is Now?  

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Setting deals with the time and place that a story is taking place.  That was Then, This is Now takes place in Oklahoma during the 1960's.  That's a very broad stroke to describe the setting though.  More specifically the story is about two Greaser boys, Bryson and Mark.  Because...

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Setting deals with the time and place that a story is taking place.  That was Then, This is Now takes place in Oklahoma during the 1960's.  That's a very broad stroke to describe the setting though.  More specifically the story is about two Greaser boys, Bryson and Mark.  Because of the main characters, the story takes place in the rougher parts of town.  The two boys live in the same house, so parts of the story take place there.  Other parts occur in a nearby bar called "Charley's Place."  Bryson's mother gets very sick at one point in the novel, so sequences of the novel take place within the bounds of the hospital too.  Despite being about two teenage boys, very little of the story takes place at school.  The only exception is a dance that the boys attend.  

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