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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8.0 out of a possible 10.0
Book review by: 8610
age: 14

Review submitted on 01/24/2005 at 00:07:23

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Illustrations Rating
6.0 out of a possible 10.0

8610 writes the following about The Outsiders :
I think S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders is a fine example of one of those books you just can't put down. Out of the many morals found in this books pages I think that the saying "Kindness and understanding can overcome prejudice." stands out and is well proven.
I believe this because in this book there are two "gangs", one being the socs and the other being the greasers, who are constantly at war with each other mainly because of their differences. The socs are the rich, well educated, and well respected kids. The greasers are the poor, trashy kids, the hoods. Each group believes that their group, or gang deservs more than they currently have. It is only when one greaser, Ponyboy, starts to talk to two of the socs (Cherry and Randy)that he realizes that the socs and the greasers are not only very different, but they are also alot alike.
I think that this is a great book for teens to read because we can generally relate to many of the situations that Ponyboy and his friends are faced with.
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