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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.
The struggle of three brothers to stay together after their parent's death and their quest for identity among the conflicting values of their adolescent society.
Number of Pages: 180
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Family / Siblings, Social Issues / Violence, Social Issues / New Experience, Boys + Men, Social Issues / Adolescence, Social Issues / Bullying
Author: S. E. Hinton
Street Date: April 20, 2006
Item Number (DPCI): 059-13-0489
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