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Ponyboy is 14 years old, tough and confused, yet sensitive beneath his bold front. Since his parents' deaths, his loyalties have been to his brothers and his gang, the rough boys from the wrong side of the tracks. When his best friend kills a member of a rival gang, a nightmare of violence begins and quickly envelops Ponyboy in a turbulent chain of events.
Hardcover, 132 pages
Published on January 15, 1996 by Nelson Thornes Ltd
ISBN-10: 0174323611
ISBN-13: 9780174323617
117 Book Reviews
  • eagle_fan11
    eagle_fan112 months55 stars
    This is book is truly a work of art. It displays a group of boys (greasers) who are despised just by the way they dress , look , and act. Which is something many young kids may relate too in the fact that this is still going on in the world today. There is also another group on the other side of town call the soc's and they are the ones who judge the greasers just because they don't live the fancy life or have nice cars. They judged them for something that was so ridiculous , but the greasers changed for the good of themselves and not for the good of others. There is another lesson to be learned from this book it is the lesson of friendship. The greasers stuck together through everything and anything. There were always there for each other no matter what and they always forgave each other if somebody did something wrong. Another, thing is that they stuck up for each other. This book is a must for people who are interested in books about friendship, rivalry , and more.
    • zice
      zice2 months55 stars
      ponyboy is 14 years old, tough and confused, yet sensitive beneath his bold front. Since his parents' deaths, his loyalties have been to his brothers and his gang, the rough boys from the wrong side of the tracks. When his best friend kills a member of a rival gang, a nightmare of violence begins and quickly envelops Ponyboy in a turbulent chain of events
      • zice
        zice2 months55 stars
        This book is fantastic. I love how she gets bullied and they always need the nerds help. Sometimes is good to be smart. And in times to be a nerd. She's super smart, and I like the way she is. This made me realize, you need to get good grades in life, or be super smart. She has so many things she created. And, you would get a lot of money. This made me feel like I am smart because, some things she knew I knew The theme is never bully. Mostly because they always needed her help in every single way. If you don't like bully's and love a good ending, you would love to read this book. And also if your like me, and don't like scary things, this book isn't really harming or doing anything to touch anyone. Or also, if you love to have happy people of even a nice people you would love this book too! And lastly, You would love this book if you don't like bully's cause at the end they paid a price and now they love her.
        • tech
          tech7 months33 stars
          Seems like a good book
          • hermionereader
            hermionereader8 months33 stars
            I appreciate how this book doesn't steer clear of somewhat disturbing topics, (drugs, smoking, gangs) but overall I just don't really like this book. Many people like it, but it just isn't my thing. It's not a badly written book by any means, but it's also not one that I can relate to. I wouldn't have read it if not for my English teacher making us read it.
            • alphawolf13
              alphawolf138 months44 stars
              REALLY good, although I just started it, (Currently on chapter 3) It is about a kid named Ponyboy ( Yes, that is his real name) who is a "Graeser". So, basically, the Greasers hate the "Socs" (Socials), because the socs randomly like to jump them. Anyway, Enjoy Reading it! ;)
              • mr_pog
                mr_pog8 months55 stars
                Great book! I was obligated to read it in school, and that may have lowered my interest in it, but nevertheless, I stuck to it. S.E. Hinton truly impressed me with this work of a novel. She was a young teenager when she wrote this and it clearly changed the way that realistic fiction is written. One thing that I really enjoy about this book is the way it relates to its target audience. It portrays the conflict through the perspective of a young teenager in a gang. The Outsiders is a great book that represents the concepts of love, loyalty, and bravery. If you get the chance to read this novel, please do. It is one you won't regret.
                • pierce53
                  pierce5310 months55 stars
                  Nice book
                  • ilovetacoslol
                    ilovetacoslol12 months55 stars
                    This book is about a young teenage boy named ponyboy Curtis, he lives with his brothers Darry which he thinks might just hate him, and Sodapop ;a movie star looking greaser. One night ponyboy and his friend Johnny get jumped by a Soc named Bob and his gang. Couldn't get worse right? Well it just did. Turns out Johnny killed Bob. Ponyboy and Johnny run away. Have they started there life of crime?? Will they be able to uncover what happened and tell the truth? Will ponyboy ever get to see his brothers again ( even if one hates him?) Well find out in this book The Outsiders number 1 best selling book made by S.E Hinton! I recommend this book to 6th grade and up. Its a thrilling novel with lots of action, some good times, some bad times, and the very bad times.....
                    • bookqueenpaige
                      bookqueenpaige8 months55 stars
                      great review but only 1 thing darry doesn't hate him he's just hard on him so he doesn't get in trouble
                    • armcginn
                      armcginnover 1 year55 stars
                      From Teen author S.E. Hinton comes a compelling tale of a fierce rivalry between the Socs- the privileged, the jet-set, the west side rich kids, and the wilder, lower-class Greasers. When 14-year-old greaser Ponyboy and his best friend Johnny get jumped by the Socs one night, things go terribly wrong. His life in a whirlwind, Pony struggles to find his way in the world with his parents long gone he must seek the aid of his brothers, Soda and Darry, and the gang, friends as close as brothers- he knows where his loyalties lie, but he knows he can't live this way forever- what will he do?

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