The Outsiders By: S.E. Hinton

S.E. Hinton wrote this book about her own experiences with a gang growing up. A film adaptation was released in 1984, I think they did a pretty good job recreating what Hinton had already created. I can see why this book has continued to remain popular throughout the years; to many people have been raised by an older sibling instead of a parent and gangs are just as much a problem today as they were then.

The Outsiders

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.

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