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. 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.
'The Outsiders' is an unforgettable story of loyalty, friendship and a search for a place in the world.
The Outsiders was first published in 1967. This book appeals to preteens (many read it in sixth grade) because that's the time when kids break into social cliques and life becomes tribal. The feelings of being ostracized are timeless -- which is why this book is still so relevant more than 40 years after its original publication. Teenagers may also want to check out Francis Ford Coppola's 1983 film version.
|Used book||Used book, average condition|
|Age interest||12+ years|
|Genre||Coming of age|
|Dimensions (cm) L X W||20 X13|
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
- Product Code: Antikvár - Used Books - Coming of age , 11+ years
- Availability: In Stock