The Outsiders eBook by SE Hinton
Click Here to Download the Book 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.
Reviews When you think of someone who is an outsider you might think of S.E. Hinton's example when he writes the book "The Outsiders". YOu might think of someone who is "greasy" and that just how he decribes a group of kids in his book, the "greasers". The greasers are a group od kids that are far from the popluar rich kids, who he calls the "socs". In the book "The Outsiders" the two groups , greasers, and the socs hate each other. They groups CONSTANLY fight. Being seperated by money and life styles they don't can't seem to find a common intrest except the longing to fight one an other. In "The Outsiders" Hinton potrays the stuggle with a boy named Ponyboy, in the '50s, when he is foced to live "on the otherside of town" when his parants are killed in an tragic accident. After the accident, Ponyboy is left to live with is three bothers. One day Pony boy and a fellow greaser are walking home when confronted the by gang of socs. The socs broudley jump the two boys. In an act to save his rom from being killed himself, Ponyboy stabs and kills one of the socs. Once graped the gravity of what had just happen the boys run away from home. The run because they know that no one would believe that it was self-defence. With the struggle to survive and being good kids at heart, will good triumph over evil? After all bullying was the cause of Ponyboy stabbing the soc? Whose side whould you be on?
When I was about 12 years old - a bunch of friends and myself walked to the local movie theater to see this movie. It was one of those outings you always remember. On the way home from the movie we all picked out names to call ourselves like greasers and socs. Years later I read the novel and it was so good! Having seen the movie (and loving it) before reading the novel I was worried that I would hate the novel. I think I liked the novel better than the movie actually. But I am really glad I watched the movie first. I think I skimp on the impact of violence in a book - so it was good for me to see what happened and have that memory in my head as a very visual thing while reading.
In this book the plot was about a teenage boy's life but being poor. Also Ponyboy is in a gang and they have enemies which they fight everyday but oe day it goes to far. The setting was basically the streets or Ponyboy's home. The main character in this book was Ponyboy. If you want to find out more you should probably read it. In this book i noticed a text-to-world connection. The connection is that that there are boys living like Ponyboy in the world. Some boys are involved with gangs too and they have enemies. And maybe live a tiny bit worse then the middle class but still have house. Some might not have any parents too. So this connection to me is very strong in this book. I'd give this book ***** stars. I'd give it this because it really explains a point of view of a tennage boy and you could feel what Ponyboy is feeling. I recomend this book to a person who likes realistic fiction and maybe a little violence. READ THE BOOK!
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