The Outsiders Book Review
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The Outsiders book review

S. E. Hinton
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Title: The Outsiders

Author: S. E. Hinton

Average number of words per page: more than 100

STORY:
757 readers have rated this story.
Average story rating: 8.55/10.0
ILLUSTRATIONS:
757 readers have rated the illustrations.
Average illustration rating: 6.13/10.0

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Book review by: Emily Anderson
age: 13

Review submitted on 10/05/2005 at 22:49:29

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Emily Anderson writes the following about The Outsiders :
The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton is 188 page book and every page kept my interest. Ponyboy Curtis is a good kid in a bad neighborhood. He is a Greaser and lives with his two brothers, Darry and Sodapop. A Greaser is like modern-day thug. Ponyboy is the youngest of his group which includes, Two-Bit Matthews, Johnny Carde, Steve Randle, Dallas Winston aka Dally, Darry and Sodapop. All his life, all he has known is having rumbles with the Socs and making his own rules. Socs are the rich and well-known socials. Life was good until, Johnny and Ponyboy got jumped and kill a Soc. Dally helps the two escape to a abandon church and gets them after the coast is clear. On the way home they see the church burst into flames and go to find children trapped inside. They go in and help the kids but Johnny is burned badly. Johnny and Dally come back safe and the next night are in a huge rumble with the Socs and win which ends the feud between the groups. After the rumble, Dally and Ponyboy go to the hospital and find Johnny dead. Dally goes crazy robs a grocery store and gets shot to death by the police. I liked this book for two reasons, one is that S.E. Hinton explains the difference of lifestyles between the Socs and Greasers. The other reason I liked this book is because of the descriptive details about the main character Ponyboy Curtis.

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