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The Outsiders
by S. E. Hinton
PUBL. RECOMMENDED AGE: 12 and up
PUBLISHER: Puffin
YEAR PUBLISHED: 1967
NO. PAGES: 192
GENRE{S}: Realistic Fiction, Literary Fiction
MAIN CHARACTER GENDER: Male
AWARD{S}:
YALSA Best Books for Young Adults
ISBN: 0670062510
READ & REVIEWED BY: Shannon - StorySnoop


The Story
The Outsiders—Book Review

This classic coming of age story follows two rival gangs: the poor Greasers and the rich Socs, whose socioeconomic classes divide them. Fourteen-year-old Ponyboy is a sensitive Greaser who enjoys school. Parentless, he is well cared for by his wild and unruly brothers and their close-knit group of friends, who do their best to protect him from the everyday threat of the menacing Socs. When Ponyboy befriends a pretty Soc girl, the two begin to question the boundaries that separate them, but this friendship puts Ponyboy in danger. When the situation erupts in violence, life is changed forever for both the gangs.
The Scoop
The Outsiders—Book Review
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This poignant and timeless book provides excellent material for discussing class discrimination and prejudice. Greaser life is reckless and violent, with some carrying weapons and engaging in brawling, shoplifting, and underage drinking. But by the end of the book, after three characters are killed (one a Greaser who dies a hero after saving children from a burning building) and a large rumble occurs, both sides begin to adopt a more pacifist sensibility, renouncing the violence that once was part of their lives.
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