Ponyboy can count on his brothers an his friends,but not on much else besides trouble with socs, a visious gang of rich kids who get away with everything, including beating up greasers like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect,until the night some one takes things to far.
Are you afriad to walk down the own streets of your neighborhood becaue there are people out there that want to hurt you? Probably not,but this is basically the problem that Pony boy Curtis faces everyday. He is a greaser and the Socs are out to get him and any other greaser they might come upon. This is the idea that put in the novel The Outsiders by S.E Hinton, which tells the story of a young boy who faces many opsticals in life. While I throughly enjoyed this novel, I mostly enjoyed the unigue setting,the heart warming theme, and the amazing conflict.
I mostly enjoyed the unigue setting because of the time period.The time period is between 1900-70’s and I know this because how they dress and the way they wear their hair. It was when the greasers and socs were at conflict with eachother all the time. The setting also has a big effect on the story and puts everything into place, for example the night when Ponyboy and one of his friens go to a drive in movie, which is another hint on the time period. I’m sure if you read the book you will enjoy the setting as much as Idid.
Secondly, I enjoyed the heart warming theme, but just like any other book, this book doesn’t just have one. So I’m going to talk about one that really caught my eyes, and that would be friendship, which is put with Ponyboy, Johnny Cade and Dallas Winston. These three boys don’t really know eachother, neither are they the best of friends but they are put through so much together, and not one time did they leave eachothers side. What they probably didn’t know that’s a true friends, which Johnny and Dallas were already pretty good friends.That fact doesn’t matter because all three of them were there for eachother through so much even if things didn’t turn out right . I’m sure if you read this book the theme will touch your heart like it did mine.
Lastley, I enjoyed the amazing conflict because it kept me on the edge of my seat and didn’t leave me hanging hanging there either. The conflict started with Ponyboy and Johnny when a bad night just gets worst after Bob(one of the Socs)trys to choke Ponyboy. Johnny saves him and gets Bob off of him, but something tragic happens. They go to Dallas for help,who gives them fifty dollars,a change of clothes and a loaded gun. They headed to Windrixville by train to an abandoned church upon the hill to wait for Dallas. When Dallas arrived the three of them stayed with eachother through thick and thin til the end.
Overall I throughly loved this book,and recommend this for anyone who loves a thriller with a side of emotional parts. This loved this book from the first word to the very, and I thought it was just going to leave hanging there til “BOOM”,then it all just went down hill for. This book is amazing through the use of an unique setting,a heart warming theme, an an amazing conflict,S.E Hinton created an award winning book The Outsiders.