By: S.E Hinton
Summary of The Outsiders
"Things are rough all over" ~ Cherry Valance
Ponyboy Curtis was a 14 year old boy living in the Oklahoma. His parents were killed just a few months before the book was written. He lives with his oldest brother, Darry, whose 20 and his other brother, Sodapop, who is 16. He has always been labeled a greaser. A city hood of the time. Hes part of group or gang, tightly knit together.During this two week period the book was written Ponyboy evolves so much it seems like it was years. He had to go through three deaths, one with a soc or and upperclassmen, the other his greatest friend.During this time they, as in the other people in the gang, felt like ponyboy lost his innocence.
Barriers being broken
This book is a young adult fiction written by S.E Hinton. This book was written in 1967 when S.E Hinton was only 15. It wasn't publish until she was 18 though. She wrote this book based of the life of many of her friends. While not a greaser nor a soc, Hinton knew many of both social classes.