The outsiders – S.E. Hinton

Quiet and shy Ponyboy lives with his two brothers Darry and Sodapop, after the deaths of their parents. They’re poor kids from the wrong side of the tracks, and they hang out with a gang called the ‘greasers’, whose enemies are the ‘socs’ – rich kids who beat up the greasers for entertainment. One night something goes terribly wrong in a fight and Ponyboy goes on the run to escape the police. Written by a seventeen year old, this is a powerful and moving novel about the importance of friendship and family.

Penguin Books

4 Responses to “The outsiders – S.E. Hinton”

  1. Piggy Says:

    This is a really great book. An instant classic that I fell in love with as soon as I turned the first page. A moving story that really depicts what the 60’s were like.

  2. Franny Says:

    its a very interesting book explaining what life was like back in the 60’s with the Greasers and Socs’. each character was depicted physically and personally with a wide range of vocabulary. the book is a really good read as it is in first person view and he (Ponyboy) tells a snippet of his life living as a Greaser with his gang. it also has a very dramatic plot twist which changes the characters view of their society.

  3. Ivy Says:

    this book has a really sad ending and it is really touching

  4. Rico Says:

    This book is about public view and appeal, the two groups or classes in society. One as a minority and the other as a majority. Where Ponyboy recalls these events of his minority group, “The Greasers” being struck by the majority called the “Socs”. What divides them is apparently money but, they soon come to understand that even though many disputes are between them, they are somewhat similar. This all leads to different obstacles with fights, etc. This is a book with a deep meaning. It is a very important book that can still apply to our society.

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