The book begins with PonyBoy getting out of a movie and he proceeds to run into some Socs. He then gets beaten up and gets a switchblade put to his throat. The Soc group beats him up and threatens his life but some of his gang save him. The next day PonyBoy and Johnny go to the drive in movies with Dally. When the boys arrive at the movie, they spot two girls and decide to sit right behind them.
One night Ponyboy goes out with his buddies Johnny and Dally were they sneak into a drive in movie, where they see 2 girls. Ponyboy starts talking to one of the girls cherry who tells him”things are rough all over.”(35) Ponyboy doesn't believe this though because he thinks money can solve all their problems. Cherry was trying to tell ponyboy that everyone has problems even ones he has never heard of before. This didn't make sense to Ponyboy yet. After running from the police when johnny stabbed Bob a soc they find themselves in an abandoned church.
Even though he killed some one he was still saving Pony. Pony thinks “Next thing I knew I woke up on the pavement beside the fountain”(p.56) after he almost drown. Johnny saved Pony from being drowned. He helped Pony get the kids out of the burning church. This quote from the book states Johnny saved kids from dying in a burning church“the door was blocked by flames, pushed open the window and tossed out the nearest kid.”(p.92) It shows that he saved kids from burning in a church.
After a while the church caught on fire and kids were trapped inside. Johnny saved them, but injured himself badly. Then, Johnny died as a hero. In this story, Johnny saved Ponyboy from drowning in a fountain by killing a Soc. Also, when the church caught on fire Johnny took the chance and saved kids who were trapped.
Then, he and his comrades leave the meeting. Subsequently, Ralph shows his weakness by saying he wants to give up from being a chief, because maybe jack is the best and also he has no control of the boys. Afterward, Simon and Piggy tells him to stay chief because Jack with his obsess to hunt would be a terrible chief, knowing that he does not like Piggy, he would hurt him. At the same day at night, a parachutist falls into the forest. Sameneric who are in charge of the fire, see the parachutist and run to the other boys.
He flailed, then began to disintegrate.” On the way to Half-Blood Hill with Grover and his Mom, they all encounter the Minotaur on their tail. After they get thrashed around in Gabe’s car, Percy watches as the Minotaur swipes up his mother tightly, making her “die” in bright, yellow dust. Watching this with no way to help, Percy tries hard to defeat the monster in grief for his mother. He ended up doing so, watching the Minotaur disintegrate in defeat. Based on what I read, it also states “I slashed up my sword, heard a sickening shlock!
The all run from the 7th graders and get lost in the cornfield. August has lost his hearing aids, but they are unable to find them in the dark. By the time they get back, the boys have bonded and word about their exploits spread around the school kids. The next day August's parents come to pick them up and are informed about the events from the previous evening. His father and sister arrive home with a puppy, which the name Bear.
Crispin: The Cross of Lead is a story about a 13 year-old boy who lives with his mother in the small village of Stromford, which is ruled by Lord Furnival. After his mother’s death, he runs away and overhears John Aycliffe the village steward discussing "a great danger." The steward sees Crispin and tries to kill him, but Crispin escapes. Crispin seeks out the village priest for help, but instead finds out that he has been declared a "wolf's head," which means that anyone can kill him. The priest gives Crispin the cross of lead that belonged to his mothers and tells him that he must leave the village immediately.
After that, Ponyboy finds himself in a situation that he personally can’t back out of. It’s the fire at the church. Ponyboy, starts running in to help save the children, but when he turns around, he sees Johnny. “Hey Ponyboy,” Johnny says. Johnny was following Ponyboy into the fire to help save the kids.
In the story two greasers Ponyboy and Johnny killed Bob a Socs in self defense. This incident rattles the small community and the two gangs plan to have a huge rumble, and while the two gangs are getting ready to fight Johnny and Ponyboy get out of town to avoid the cops. The two find shelter in an old abandoned church and after the heat dies down their friend Dallas picks them up, but they have to return to the abandoned church. Upon arriving at the abandoned church Ponyboy, Johnny, and Dallas notice the abandoned church is engulfed in flames while a group of students on a field trip in the church. The trio take it upon themselves to save the kids, and while Dallas and Ponyboy get out just in time Johnny goes back to get a book that the duo had while him and Ponyboy were in hiding.
When pony starts to pick up one of the the kids they bit him. One last similarity is that the greasers and soc’s still have a rumble, and after the rumble Ponyboy is badly hurt. So Dally takes him to the hospital to get him treated, and so they can see Johnny before he dies. While on their way the get stopped by a policeman because they were speeding. Dally makes something up and tells the policeman that he saw Pony fall off his motorcycle and is taking him to the hospital.
The girls go home with them and Ponyboy and Johnny leave. Later that night they run into them again and they remember them starting a fight. Bob one of the Socs gets killed in the fight by Johnny in fear that he was going to kill Ponyboy. The boys are then on the run in fear that they could get the
Bob Ewell feels that Atticus have made him look bad in front of the town, and he wants revenge. Ewell follows Atticus to Tom house and spits in his face. Days later someone takes Scout’s shoes and her dress, now she has to walk home dressed like a ham from a Halloween party. Jem hears something following them, and then Scout hears the same noise. Its Bob Ewell, he grabs Jem and hurts his left arm, then knocks Scout to the ground.
Another similarity is that Ponyboy 's parents were killed in an automobile accident. In both the movie and the book is the heroic attribute of both Johnny and Ponyboy saving those kids in the burning church. Another thing that is the same is that after the rumble Dally and Ponyboy go and see Johnny, and after he dies, Dally goes and robs a store and is then shot down by the police. Some discrepancies between the book and the movie are that in the movie it left out a copious amount of Ponyboy being sick at the end, after Dally was killed. Another difference is that in the movie Darry pushed Ponyboy where as in the book he slapped him, right before Ponyboy and Johnny ran away.