Summary Of The Book 'The Outsiders' By S. E. Hinton

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Have you ever had friends who had your back against the world? Well in the book The Outsiders by S.E Hinton, Ponyboy Curtis had such friends. He was a greaser living in Oklahoma. He and his friends lived in fear of Socs, who were a gang of rich kids, who jumped greasers for fun. One night Pony and his friend Johnny got jumped and had to kill a Soc. They need to run and after getting supplies from their hardened friend Dally, decide to hide out in a church. After a fire in the church Ponyboy, Johnny, and Dally are sent to the hospital. Pony is fine, but Dally and Johnny are gravely injured. Pony then joins the rest of his friends in a rumble to win back their “territory”. Afterwards Johnny dies and unable to deal with it, Dally commits suicide. The book proves that no matter your set up, growing up is hard for everyone. Ponyboy Curtis is the main character and narrator of The Outsiders,he is 14 years old and he is a very smart greaser, he is also an orphan, living with his older brothers, Darry and Soda. For all the Curtis brothers, their life is extremely difficult. They have to raise themselves with no parents. To add to this, they have to live of fear of being jumped by socs just because they are greasers. When Johnny kills a Soc, Pony and Johnny …show more content…

In the theater they meet a soc named Cherry. You would think that socs would have an easy time growing up, but according to Cherry, that’s not the case. They just have to face different challenges than greasers. Do to the fact that socs have lots of money, they already have all that they want. They always have to search for something they want. Socs have to do stupid things, like beer blasts and jumping greasers, just to blow off boredom. They have done almost everything and can’t enjoy the best part of growing up, having fun. But again, compared to the greasers, they have an easier time growing up. Especially compared to Johnny

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