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The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

The Outsiders (original 1967; edition 2006)

by S.E. Hinton, Jim Fyfe (Reader)

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Title:The Outsiders
Authors:S.E. Hinton
Other authors:Jim Fyfe (Reader)
Info:Listening Library (Audio) (2006), Edition: Unabridged, Audio CD
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The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton (1967)


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The Outsiders is a story of two rival gangs, the greasers and the socs (socials). These two gangs are continually going at it until Johnny (greaser) kills one of the socs. Ponyboy is upset by this and learns that there is pain no matter what group you belong to. This book was a good read when I was young and helped to show that no matter what group you belong to that you can still suffer loss and pain. An activity that students could do would be to identify what the gangs could have done to make things better and be able to coexist. Another activity would be to draw a picture of themselves with their friends that they like to hang out with. ( )
  chad.erickson | Mar 26, 2017 |
I cannot tell if the structural problems where ingenious because the story is actually Ponyboy's theme paper, or if they are just indicative of the author's immaturity. ( )
  bookwyrmm | Mar 24, 2017 |
The Outsiders was written when the author was 16 years old. It's a coming of age novel like no other because it was written by someone who was living and experiencing the class vs gang culture of the 1960's. The book is written from the point of view a 14 year old boy by the name of Ponyboy. Ponyboy and his two older brothers, Sodapop and Darrel (Darry) had been living on their own since the death of their parents about six months prior to the beginning of this story. The life-changing events all begin with Ponyboy walking home alone from the movies, and he is jumped by a group of Socs (Socials), who supposedly lived on the right side of the tracks, while Ponyboy and his gang of greasers lived on the wrong side of the tracks. The rivalry between the two groups is of long-standing, and it's been violent. This book is so realistic and so darn believable, because this is what it was like in 1960's America. Young people joined different gangs and groupsin order to feel that they belonged and that they mattered to someone. It is still like that today, and that is why this book is so timely. The Outsiders has become an important book because it has the power to change people's lives. It falls under the Young Adult genre, but can be read at any age. There is violence, hate and prejudice here, but there is also hope, love, freindship and loyalty. A remarkable achievement for a 16 year old girl to write such a book as this, and it has endured over the years because of her gift for writing and becuase of her prodigiious talent. ( )
  Romonko | Mar 18, 2017 |
Enjoyed this book. I read it twice which is unusual for me. I used it as a book club book for middle school and high school--spring 2017. Those who read it were hooked.
  maryolson1 | Mar 14, 2017 |
A group of boys in Oklahoma create the Greasers. Their rival is the Socials. While fighting for dominance on the street some characters meet tragic ends while other characters fight to achieve redemption. The main character, Ponyboy, finds his true family and friends in this novel.
  EllieDowns | Feb 22, 2017 |
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I enjoyed the book the Outsiders. I liked this book because it shows two seperate societes(greaser and the socs) can make make people very divided. But the strange thing is is that some of the people from each group don't want to be either and are similar in their ideas. This wass shown best through Cherrry and Ponyboy. I reccomend this book to anyone who likes a good book
added by acceleratedenglish | editStudent, Jack (Nov 10, 2011)
Enjoyed this book. I read it twice which is unusual for me. I used it as a book club book for middle school and high school--spring 2017. Those who read it were hooked.
"The outsiders" was published in 1967, written by a 16 year old girl from US that was trying to write about the reality about teenagers on their hometowns.
Ponyboy Curtis is the principal character. A 14 year old guy from "Tulsa" with two older brothers named Sodapop and Darry. Their parents just died on an accident, they didn't had much money and were bullied and beaten by a group of rich guys.
Ponyboy and his brothers had a group with other two friends named Dallas Winston (Dally) and Johnny Cade. This group fight with the rich guys group.
Once, they were at the movies and met some girls that acted friendly with them and talked with them but whe they go out from the movies Ponyboy and the group find out that the girls had boyfriends and the boyfriends were part of the rich group..This meant MORE FIGHT!
My mood, or feeling for the story of the book changed when Johnny wanted to die and actually died.
I think sometimes be a criminal it's not something you want to do, sometimes it's an obligation.

*Madras: a light cotton fabric of various weaves especially one inmulticolored plaid or stripes, used in clothes. Noun. pg. 5
*Gallantly, adv: Smartly or boldly stylish. pg 39
*Shuddered, verb: To vibrate; quiver. pg 65
*Huddled, verb: To crowd together, as from cold or fear. pg 80
*Pleaded, verb: To appeal earnestly. pg 124
added by juanita.gomez | editb, gomez.juanita
Ponyboy can count on his brothers. And on his friends. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up "greasers" like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect—until the night someone takes things too far. Susan Eloise Hinton's acclaimed first novel, The Outsiders, was originally published in 1967 when she was a freshman in college and is as powerful now as it was then. She wrote it in response to a "greaser" friend of hers getting beaten up by a gang of "socs" and all the characters she says are "loosely based" on the people she knew growing up.
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This book is about a neighborhood gang, called the greasers, that gets into a fight with another group and one of the other groups members is killed by the greasers and now the two that killed the boy are on the run. While they are in hiding, they try to change their appearance, and they get help from their friends and fellow gang members. While in hiding, the two boys tried to save a class that went into the burning building where the boys were staying and they got seriously hurt in the process, and came very close to dying.
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According to Ponyboy, there are two kinds of people in the world: greasers and socs. A soc (short for "social") has money, can get away with just about anything, and has an attitude longer than a limousine. A greaser, on the other hand, always lives on the outside and needs to watch his back. Ponyboy is a greaser, and he's always been proud of it, even willing to rumble against a gang of socs for the sake of his fellow greasers--until one terrible night when his friend Johnny kills a soc. The murder gets under Ponyboy's skin, causing his bifurcated world to crumble and teaching him that pain feels the same whether a soc or a greaser. This classic, written by S. E. Hinton when she was 16 years old, is as profound today as it was when it was first published in 1967.

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A revealing account of the tensions, fears, and frustrations of gang life from a teenage boy's point of view.

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