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The outsiders,
S. E. Hinton
Children's Fiction HINTON

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Avatar for KaliO KaliO said:
The Outsiders is a story of social divides in the classic vein of Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story. Fourteen-year-old Ponyboy Curtis and his brothers Darry and Sodapop are “Greasers” living on the wrong side of the tracks in their small class-conscious town. They are the perpetual enemies of the rich kids, the socials or “Socs,” who live to rumble with the Greasers. Ponyboy is proud to be a Greaser. He knows that his brothers and their friends may not be perfect, but they will always have his back. But Ponyboy is also curious about the Socs, who, he suspects, might not be all bad. Then fellow Greaser Johnny gets into too much trouble with the Socs, and everything Ponyboy knows is about to change. Ponyboy narrates his tale with honesty and acute observation; his story inspires instant sympathy with the rough but loveable greasers. Every teen who’s been a member of a high school clique--or an outcast--will identify with Ponyboy’s story. The Outsiders was also made into a movie in the 1980s that starred members of the Hollywood brat pack—Patrick Swayze, Matt Dillon, Rob Lowe, C. Thomas Howell, Emilio Estevez, Tom Cruise—and the book and movie make ideal companions. S.E. Hinton wrote the book when she was only sixteen years old and The Outsiders speaks with a genuine teen voice. This classic of teen literature is not to be missed--even if (or maybe especially) you're not a teen anymore.
posted Jun 26, 2009 at 3:49PM
epirkl said:
the outsiders is really good. I had to read it for lit. class this year and I loved it. S.E. Hinton wrote this book when she was a teen, and since all the characters are teens, the way they think and talk is really accurate. The story is narrated by Ponyboy, the youngest of three boys and also the youngest in a gang. Throughout the book Ponyboy loses his innocence, which is kind of the theme of the book. I would recommend this to teens mostly because younger kids might not get it. It is a great book.
posted Jun 30, 2009 at 9:25PM
Avatar for harrypotterfreak harrypotterfreak said:
best book ever. so sad so good
posted Oct 28, 2009 at 10:13AM
Avatar for bookbabe007 bookbabe007 said:
Maybe you read this in school (I did!), but this book is a great book about fitting in. It talks about the different sides of the city and involves fighting, stealing, drinking, and drugs. Overall, this book is a really good classic read - I really enjoyed it in class. Check out the movie afterward, too!
posted Apr 18, 2010 at 10:02AM
Avatar for TheCT2 TheCT2 said:
I loved the story, I did’nt have to read it for school i just wanted to now i say it is the best i have read
posted Oct 24, 2010 at 2:33PM
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Age: Teenager

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