A landmark work of American fiction, now for the first time in Penguin Classics First published in 1967, S. E. Hinton's novel was an immediate phenomenon. Today, with more than eight million copies sold and now available with a perceptive introduction by Jodi Picoult, The Outsiders continues to... show more
A landmark work of American fiction, now for the first time in Penguin Classics First published in 1967, S. E. Hinton's novel was an immediate phenomenon. Today, with more than eight million copies sold and now available with a perceptive introduction by Jodi Picoult, The Outsiders continues to resonate with its powerful portrait of the bonds and boundaries of friendship. In Ponyboy's world there are two types of people. There are the Socs, the rich society kids who get away with anything. Then there are the greasers, like Ponyboy, who aren't so lucky. Ponyboy has a few things he can count on: his older brothers, his friends, and trouble with the Socs, whose idea of a good time is beating up greasers. At least he knows what to expect-until the night things go too far.
Publish date: May 30th 2006
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
, Read For School
, Realistic Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Coming Of Age
After listening to The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, I can see why this book has been a staple of the High School curriculum. Ponyboy Curtis is a young adult struggling to find his place with his brothers and in the larger society. While some of the language is a bit dated (referring to a tobacco ciga...
I want to know why I was never required to read this book in school? It is freaking amazing! Another blogger friend of mine posted about her copy of The Outsiders and it intrigued me. Then I asked my husband about the book and he said he read it and it was awesome. So I knew I had to give this book ...
This is one of my favorite books of all time if not my favorite book. I love all of S.E. Hinton's books and most of all her characters. I did listen to this one this time around and have to say the audio book is not my favorite. But still, all the love for this book. Ponyboy and his brothers, Sod...
24/11 - This reminded me of a darker, more realistic American Graffiti set in Oklahoma. I don't know much about the state of Oklahoma (or possibly anything about it, seeing as I was under the impression it's a state full of cowboys and horses and ranches), I didn't even know the capital city prior t...
So I decided to give this one 3 stars out of 5. I feel kind of dirty for doing that. I've heard so many amazing things about this book and I know that it's considered a true classic. In fact, from what I've heard it's the book that really started the YA genre. So to give it a mediocre score just fee...