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The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

The Outsiders (original 1967; edition 1968)

by S. E. Hinton

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Title:The Outsiders
Authors:S. E. Hinton
Info:Laurel Leaf (1968), Mass Market Paperback, 156 pages
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The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton (1967)

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I read this when I was fifteen. This is the only book I ever enjoyed reading for school. I also watched the movie back then, too. The movie wasn't as good as the book, but it had a delicious cast.

This book tells the story about The Greasers. They go through hard times, and they learn the meaning of friends and family. ( )
  jenn88 | Apr 25, 2017 |
Definitely a book made for the higher grades. This book has the themes of social acceptance and the struggles of life. What friendship means and the feelings of suffering and loss. I feel this is a must read for those in the high school years. ( )
  GaryJohnson5 | Apr 18, 2017 |
For my review please visit my blog: Martin's View: The Outsiders. ( )
  Martin_Maenza | Apr 14, 2017 |
I read this book in the 8th grade and it is still one of my favorites today. It has many important themes that teach kids about growing up and dealing with life. Its main theme is friendship and socially feeling accepted. It follows a group of teenage boys who happen to run into trouble wherever they go. They are social outcasts and do not fit in with the popular kids. Through a series of events you learn that not everyone who seems bad is bad and that you should not judge a book by its cover. It shows children that you should not pick on other kids because you do not know what they are going through at home. This book taught me a lot and I look forward to using it in my classroom someday. ( )
  chasityashe | Apr 13, 2017 |
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 |
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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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