The Outsiders

S. E. Hinton
4
Apr 6, 2017

In Ponyboy’s world, there are only 2 kinds of people: greasers and socs. A soc has money, power, and privilege, and can get away with practically anything. But a greaser always lives on the outside, and needs to watch his back if he doesn’t want to get beat up by a group of socs. Ponyboy is a greaser, and has always been proud of it, and fights against gangs of socs to help his fellow greasers. But one terrible night, his friend Johnny accidentally kills a soc in self defense, and their ensuing escape causes his entire world view to change and learns that pain feels the same whether you are a soc or a greaser.

S. E. Hinton created a believable and engaging cast of characters who struggle with conflict in and out of their gang and learn the meaning of friendship and family. A very moving and enjoyable story!

Anyone and everyone will like this book.

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Olivia from Leawood Pioneer Library YAAC

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