The Outsiders is a good book because it shows the life in the 50s of the Greasers and the Socs, the life of a boy and his two greaser brothers, and uses slang that people living in the 1950s used. The book successfully showed the struggle in life between the rival gangs of the greasers and the Socs. The book showed the life of three brothers that lived with each other, and showed how their bonds grew stronger because of events that happened in the book. I also liked the slang they used because it showed the real side of the Greasers, and how they talked in the 50s. For these reasons I would give The Outsiders 4 and a ½ stars.