The Outsiders Analysis

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The Outsiders

The Outsiders Book Review

The Outsiders was written by Susan Eloise Hinton. It is one of her most popular books
about foolish gang rivalry existing between the Socs, the rich kids from the west side of
town, and the Greasers, the poor kids from the east side.

Ponyboy Curtis struggles growing up as a poor youth with his two brothers. One night while
he is out with Johnny, Ponyboy is attacked by the Socs. Johnny ends up killing one of the
Socs. They both flee from the scene before the news gets out. They are caught in a fire
and Johnny and Ponyboy become heroes for saving some children. The story has a tragic end
for Johnny but Ponyboy realises that he is fortunate, having family and friends that love

The main character in this book is a 14 year old boy named Ponyboy. He lives with his two
older brothers, Darry and Sodapop, ever since his parents passed away. He and his brothers
belong to a gang called the Greasers, who are from the wrong side of the railroad tracks.
They all have long and "tuff" hair; their trademark is the amounts of oil that they put in
their hair. They hate the Socs. The Socs have everything, they have great girls, great
cars and they think they are superior so they always pick on the Greasers.

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