By S.E. Hinton
The Outsiders Summary
The Outsiders is a story about two gangs, the Greasers and the Socs, who jump and rob each other frequently. Greasers are the middle class, while Socs are the rich kids. After running away from home, Ponyboy Curtis and Johnny go to the nearby park where the Socs jump them. A war boiled up between the two gangs after Johnny murders one of the Socs. This leads Ponyboy Curtis and Johnny to hide in an abandon church with only a gun, fifty bucks, and cigarettes.