September 6, 2007
September 6, 2007
First published by Viking in 1967, The Outsiders immediately resonated with young adults. This groundbreaking novel was like nothing else out thereâ?it was honest and gritty, and was a deeply sympathetic portrayal of Ponyboy, a young man who finds himself on the outside of regular society. Forty years later, with over thirteen million copies sold, the story is as fresh and powerful to teenagers today as it ever was. Celebrate the fortieth anniversary of a classic with this stunning edition, featuring the original cover.
Celebrate the fortieth anniversary of a classic with this stunning edition, featuring the original cover.
Written when the author was still in high school, this is the story of Ponyboy, a teenage orphan who lives with his two older brothers. Members of the lower class known as the "Greasers," Ponyboy and his friends are at constant war with the "Socs," who represent the middle and upper classes. When Ponboy's best friend, Johnny, accidentally kills a member of the Socs, the two teenagers go on the run, hiding out until the heat dies down in their hometown. Tragedy strikes, again, however, and Ponyboy must come to terms with the fact that his life has changed forever. First published in 1967, THE OUTSIDERS brought a new tone of realism into the world of young adult literature. By presenting a story almost completely free of adult characters, Hinton reflects the lives of many contemporary teenagers--who view their friends not only as their companions, but also as their family.
- Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction, Juvenile Fiction
- Subgenre: Boys + Men, Social Issues / General, Social Issues / Adolescence
- Age: Teen
- Edition: Anniversary
- Language: English
- Author: S. E. Hinton
- Online Item #: 11961461
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 247-03-1049
- ISBN: 9780670062515
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported