Several greasers, including Ponyboy's two older brothers—the paternal Darry and the popular Sodapop—come to his rescue. The next night, Ponyboy and two greaser friends, the hardened Dally and the quiet Johnny, meet Cherry and Marcia, a pair of Soc girls, at a drive-in movie theater. Cherry spurns Dally's rude advances, but Ponyboy ends up speaking civilly with Cherry, emotionally connecting with a Soc for the first time in his life.
But all the wrong things, not the things you want to learn.
Sixteen years on the streets and you see a lot. But all the wrong sights, not the sights you want to see. Soda threw one arm across my neck. He mumbled something drowsily. XD I mean alone the fact that Ponyboy and Soda were sleeping together in a bed!
Their brotherly relationship was so nice to read! Those brothers cared about each other and their friends and they would have done almost everything in order to help them! Darry, the oldest of those three brothers, broke my heart as well. I mean their parents were dead and he had to look after his two younger brothers.
He got a job and looked after them and this alone makes him a hero in my eyes. Who knows; if Johnny and Dallas would have had such family ties they probably would have never even ended up where they did in the end.
I felt the tension growing inside of me and I knew something had to happen or I would explode. The only three people who truly question their situation are Pony, Johnny and Randy. In one way or the other they are all tired of fighting and try their best to get out of that vicious cycle — some more effective than others.
I think this book is such a damn good example for humanity.
They have their problems and troubles too and there is always a reason why they leash out at others, why they act in a certain way. We ought to be able to stick together against everything. Not all of it, but most of it anyway.
This book will make you think and feel and it will continue to do so even after you finished reading the last page.
When I was in school our English teachers always seemed to give us boring books to read. Maybe that was the case w Thanks for this really good review. Maybe that was the case with yours too.
Maybe that wa Dan wrote: And I agree, our teachers always gave us really boring books to read as well. There were only about a handful I actually enjoyed.50 years of an iconic classic! The international bestseller and inspiration for a beloved movie--now with bonus content.
This special edition of the groundbreaking novel . The Outsiders is about two weeks in the life of a year-old boy. The novel tells the story of Ponyboy Cur Librarian note: This record is for one of the three editions published with different covers and with ISBN X / /5. Auto Suggestions are available once you type at least 3 letters.
Use up arrow (for mozilla firefox browser alt+up arrow) and down arrow (for mozilla firefox browser alt+down arrow) to review and enter to select. What research did Hinton do for The Outsiders?
She read everything she could find on juvenile deliquency. In addition, she would start conversations with greasers using her jackknife. Children and Teens Videotapes in the Media Resources Center, UC Berkeley. The Outsiders is a coming-of-age novel by S. E. Hinton, first published in by Viking Press.
Hinton was 15 when she started writing the novel but did most of the work when she was 16 and a junior in high school. Hinton was 18 when the book was published.