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The Outsiders (1967)

by S. E. Hinton

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Series: Alfaguara juvenil (128)

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The struggle of three brothers to stay together after their parent's death and their quest for identity among the conflicting values of their adolescent society.
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I read this in High School and I remember liking it. I would definitely recommend that people should read this book. ( )
  payday1999 | Dec 5, 2020 |
What can you say about the book that started the YA genre!!! It's amazing, and I may have had to read it in school but I chose to re-read this time just because I could!!! ( )
  aldimartino | Nov 24, 2020 |
What can you say about the book that started the YA genre!!! It's amazing, and I may have had to read it in school but I chose to re-read this time just because I could!!! ( )
  Andy_DiMartino | Nov 24, 2020 |
In this book the main character Pony boy is 100% sure he has life figured out and that it is easy for him, everything in his life makes sense he has good siblings, good friends, and a good life. The only thing not so good is when the “rich people” bully the greasers which he is a part of, eventually things get taken too far and he just continuously fights people. This is a good story to use in the classroom because this book touches on different perspectives of life and we watch how Ponyboy develops throughout the story. This is a good interesting read and students will be able to relate to a lot of the characters. ( )
  ashleyhollway | Nov 20, 2020 |
This book is about a young man from the wrong side of the tracks and his struggle with everyday life. This book follows the life of Ponyboy Curtis and his family/friends on their story to find a way to live happily in a time where things are so diverse. I highly recommend this book to any students who want to learn how to grow and handle life on a day to day basis. ( )
  StephanieEHoover | Nov 20, 2020 |
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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)
 
"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
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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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Hinton, S. E.primary authorall editionsconfirmed
Illum, PerIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Keson, Britt-KatrinComposersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Picoult, JodiIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Plesner, MetteCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Steinhöfel, AndreasTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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When I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman and a ride home.
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The struggle of three brothers to stay together after their parent's death and their quest for identity among the conflicting values of their adolescent society.

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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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Penguin Australia

2 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0141314575, 0141189118

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