Monday, January 24, 2011

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

The book I read was The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. This book is about a boy named Ponyboy Curtis, telling everything that is happening in his life, for instance, what happens in the gang he is in, which they call themselves Greasers. The Greasers always get in fights with another gang/group called the Socs, who tend to have the easier life than the Greasers. Throughout the book, even though his parents were killed in a car accident, it seems as though Ponyboy has a good life, until one night, when his older brother, Darry, has a meltdown on him, he runs away with his friend Johnny. While they are resting in the park, a few of the Socs attack them, and while one of them is drowning Ponyboy in a fountain, Johnny stabs the Soc, and kills him. That’s when everything in Ponyboy’s life changes for the worse, and you will have to read to see what happens next.
     I would recommend this book to mainly boys, because the main character is a boy, and all of the people in the gang are boys. Also, there is a lot of violence, but girls could read it too.

John S.
Mrs. Poulton
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