The Outsiders is a truly amazing book. For the sensitive person, it can make you feel all emotions, laughter, sadness, confusion, anger and so on. This book is filled with heart-stopping and thrilling scenes.
The Outsiders is about a gang called the Greasers. This gang includes Ponyboy, Dally, Darry, Two-Bit, and Johnny. The Greasers live in poor neighbourhoods and wear their long and slicked back with grease, and wear jeans and t-shirts.
The Greasers feud against another gang called the Socs (short for Socials). The two gangs are always having rumbles (fights).
The Socs come from privileged families and homes, wear fashionable clothing, and often like to jump Greasers just for the fun of it.
Johnny was once very severely beaten up by a Soc called Bob and his gang. One night Ponyboy and Johnny were sitting in the lot, when Bob and his gang drove by. They stopped in front of the lot, and started talking to Ponyboy and Johnny. The Socs then went for the kill. There were trying to drown Ponyboy, when Johnny rampaged and killed Bob. The rest of Bob?s gang then ran after seeing Bob lying motionless on the grass.
After Ponyboy regained his consciousness, Johnny had then told him what had happened. The two were then scared of what was going to happen, so they went over to their friends? house to get advice. After taking their friends? advice, they end up taking a train and staying in a old church. When returning to the church, the find is on fire.
Johnny, Ponyboy and Dally (who came to get Johnny and Ponyboy), bravely went into the burning church to save a class of children. Everyone got out okay except for Johnny. When Johnny was getting out, a piece of timber fell on him, knocking him to the ground.
All three of them were sent to the hospital, but Johnny was sent home quickly. Dally only had to stay for a few days, and by looks of it, Johnny wasn?t going to make it.
In a result to Johnny?s death, Dally ends up being shot to death by the police, after he attempted armed robbery. Ponyboy the reveals that Dally?s gun didn?t contain any bullets.
I would recommend this to anyone between the ages of 12 and 18, because of the content.