The Outsiders – S. E. Hinton

The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

  • The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton, published in 1967.
  • The Outsiders is a story of teenage rebellion, written when the author was only 17.
  • Showcases sympathetic portrayal of Ponyboy and his struggle to find a place for himself in a difficult world.
  • Teenagers in a small Oklahoma town have split into two gangs, divided by money, tastes and attitude.
  • The Socs is a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up on “greasers” like Ponyboy.
  • Ponyboy can count on his brothers and on his friends.
  • The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton is a classic story of a boy who finds himself on the outskirts of regular society.
  • Dramatic and enduring work of fiction that laid the groundwork for the YA genre.

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