The book The Outsiders is about two gangs the Greasers and the Socs. The Greasers are poor and the Socs are rich.
The Greasers are Johnny, Dally, Soda, Steve, Two-bit, Ponyboy and Darry.
They are always getting into rumbles between eachother. Then one night Johnny kills a Soc. Thats when things start to get rough for both sides of the gangs. After the murder Johnny and Ponyboy have to go live in an old abandoned church for 5 days. They wait for Dally to come and pick them up when the coast is clear back home. When Dally comes they go out for lunch and when they get back to the church it is on fire. A lady is screaming bacause her kids are in the burning building. Johnny and Ponyboy go in and save the kids. The next thing they knew both of them and Dally are in the hospital. Everything seems to be working out for the boys though. The Socs are going to testify and say that it was their own fault that Bob got killed. After the trial not everything went back to normal though. Ponyboy started to slack in school and lose thing. Both Johnny and Dally died. Johnny dies in the hospital because he was badly hurt in the fire and Dally just couldn't live without Johnny and he was killed by suicide.
I really liked this book alot. I loved the detail and the word choice the author gave. When I first started reading the book it was hard to get into it, but once I was at the third chapter it was hard to STOP reading it.
When I was reading the book I felt like maybe I was one of the characters and I was in every scene in the book. I also loved how Mr. Hinton made it sound like it was the Greasers talking like using slang and improper spelling of words.
This story was very entertaining and kept me on my toes. You nevr really knew what was going to happen next.
I would recoommend this book to anyone any age because of the detail and the prejudice it shows between different people. Just because they are different, doesn't mean they should be treated differently.