Summary Of The Book 'The Outsiders'

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Joshua Hwang Mrs.Chalupsky English 8 CL 28 September 2015 Title The Outsiders by S.E. Hilton was a book like no other and spawned generations of book that who try to recreate . Never before had an author write a book about the life teenagers so realistically, which included drinking, fighting, smoking, etc. In addition, The Outsiders had talked about a topic that not been really written about before, the social divide between the rich and the poor. This topic was exactly teenagers of then and now are facing. As a result, Hilton’s book become a bestseller(and still is) because there was finally a book teens across the states could finally relate to. Our protagonist is a fourteen year old boy named Ponyboy and like many of today’s Y.A.…show more content…
Just as they are about begin to torture Ponyboy, the greasers chase off the "Socs" and save him from imminent doom. The following night Dally, Johnny and Ponyboy go to a drive-in. There they meet "Soc" girls Cherry and Marcia. After Johnny stops Dally from harassing the girls, Cherry asks Ponyboy and Johnny to sit with them. After the movies , Ponyboy and Johnny encounter the girl’s boyfriends, Bob and Randy. Angered that Ponyboy and Johnny "stole" their girlfriends, they try to pick a fight. Not wanting for there to be a fight, Cherry and Marcia go home with Bob and Randy. Later on, when Ponyboy comes home, Darry yells at him for coming home so late. At this point Ponyboy snaps and runs out the front door. He encounters Johnny and goes on a walk with him to the park. That walk to the park forever changes the lives of both boys. While they are walking, Ponyboy and Johnny are walking, they are jumped by Randy and Bob. When the brawl ends in the death of Bob, Ponyboy and Johnny are forced into…show more content…
Ponyboy realizes, since he is poor and from different social group, he doesn't fit in with the Socs or do they treat him fairly. “I’m not sure how you spell it, but it’s the abbreviation for the Socials, the jet set, the West side rich kids(Hinton, Page 6).” Growing up on the lower class East side, Ponyboy is regarded as "white trash". He is unable to fit with the "Socs" because is unable to afford the luxuries the "Socs"

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