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The Outsiders (original 1967; edition 2006)

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

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Title:The Outsiders
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The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton (1967)

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Although by some accounts could now be considered a historical fiction- as the setting is the mid-sixties and was published in 1967, young adults of any generation can relate to the timeless angst of finding oneself (or feeling of being) on the outskirts of mainstream society. The Greasers and Socs of this time period parallel cliques of modern day that students might identify with, along with the darker sides of reality in a nontraditional family dynamic.
  Amyinalaska | Jul 27, 2015 |
Of all the many, many books I've read, this is my favorite. Nothing ever bests it.
I wrote a whole review about why I like this book so much here, on Hot Stuff for Cool People. ( )
  hotforcool | Jun 5, 2015 |
This is a coming of age story it would be good to use when talking about how your circumstances do not dictate the kind of person you are. I think students will relate to this book because they did not all grow up in the way they would have wanted similarly to the characters. ( )
  Kate_Schulte078 | May 4, 2015 |
A real eye-opener for a sheltered white girl from rural Wisconsin. I immediately read the rest of Hinton's youth books, and re-read this. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Apr 14, 2015 |
14 year old Ponyboy is the youngest of three orphaned brothers. Ponyboy is intelligent and sensitive but faces discrimination for being a Greaser. When a fellow gang member kills a rival Soc in defense, the pair go on the run. A selfless and heroic act makes members of the Socs rethink their differences.

S.E. Hinton’s timeless story continues to remain relevant today as it deals with discrimination arising from superficial assumptions about social class. The well-developed characters and the warmth of the love between friends is especially endearing. ( )
  thelittlestacks | Mar 27, 2015 |
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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
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"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.

UNKNOWN WORDS.
*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
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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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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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