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: between 50 and 100

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

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Book review by: Mrhat99au
age: 14

Review submitted on 07/31/2002 at 05:02:07

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Story Rating
9.0 out of a possible 10.0

Mrhat99au writes the following about The Outsiders :
Ponyboy is a teenager in high school who is just trying to fit in. However, he belongs to a lower class of people who live on the poor side of town. The main character in this story is Ponyboy. Ponyboy was also the one who helped out his friends and family. There were several conflicts in this book, but the main one was Ponyboy's struggle with life. Ponyboy thought that his brother did not like him because he always yelled at him. His brother was really overworked and stressed out, therefore, he took his stress out on Ponyboy. Ponyboy also thought that he was ugly, but he was not. He especially thought this after he was forced to cut and bleach his long, beautiful hair. He was also a suspect in a murder, and was forced to hide out. In the end Ponyboy had to face the death of two members of his gang, who were his best friends.

He is faced with many challenges in the story, getting jumped, having life with no parents, and at the middle of the story Johnny kills Bob and is forced to hide out at a church, until a fire is started at the church and Johnny and Ponyboy save the day by rescuing some kids from the burning church. Dally doesn?t get burnt too much but Johnny is in a serious state and near the end of the book he loses Johnny too. Dally gets shot by the cops after stealing from a store and is killed too. Eventually Ponyboy starts to break down and starts getting bad marks and not being happy because his friends die and everything starts to go bad. At the end of the book he resolves his problems by reading a note which was written by Johnny and starts to write a book about what happened to him and his life?

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