The Outsiders

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The Outsiders

This book is about two gangs, the Greasers and the Socs, they don't get along because the greasers aren't rich like the socs. The socs idea of a good time is beating up the greasers. One time, two of the greasers, Johnny and Ponyboy, were going to the lot before Pony had to go home, and they ended up falling asleep in the lot, and when Pony woke up he went home and got in trouble by his older brother, Darry, and Darry hit him, Ponyboy ran back to the lot and told Johnny they're going to leave, and they went to the park to try adn cool off, when they were sitting at the park, some socs came and were arguing with them, and they got into a fight and those socs tried to kill Ponyboy, but Johnny had a 6 inch switchblade and killed one of the socs, Bob, and the other socs ran off. After this all happened Johnny and Pony went seen Dally and got a gun from him and they went to a place called Windrixville and they had to change their looks so the cops couldn't recognize them. After about a week, Dally went got them, and the church started on fire and there were kids in there and they turned around and Ponyboy got off to help the kids and Johnny went and tried to help too, but fire fell on Johnny and they all got out and Johnny and Dally got hurt from the fire, Dally got hurt because he went into the church to get Johnny, Ponyboy was okay. After so long Johnny ended up dying in the hospital while he was talking to Ponyboy, and when Dally found out he went crazy and threatened the cops with an unloaded gun so the cops started shooting at him and Dally ended up dying, in front of the gang.

Book Plot

Ponyboy Curtis, Darrel Curtis, Sodapop Curtis, TwoBit Mathews, Johnny Cade, Dallas Winston, Cherry Valance, and Bob Sheldon.

Main Characters

About the Author

S.E. Hinton is the author of "The Outsiders." When she was younger she was like a tomboy, she never really wanted to be either a soc or a greaser, she had friends on both sides of town. When she never knew that some of her friends were greasers, until one day somebody yelled "greaser!" Then she thought "my god, they're hoods." She had rich friends and not so rich friends. S.E. Hinton wrote this book and never thought about getting it published until she mentioned it to a friend one day that she wrote it and her friends mother wrote childrens books and she gave it to a publisher, on her graduation day she recieved a contract from the publisher. The influence on her writing was reading, she read everything, the reading taught her to write sentences, paragraphs, and how to build chapters. She was also very pleased when people were shocked that The Outsiders came out. S.E Hinton thinks that this book remained popular over the years because all teenagers don't think that adults don't understand what it is like being a teen.

Book Report

The Outsiders

S.E Hinton

Setting

This took place in the neighborhood, the park, Windrixville, and also the hospital.

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