The Outsiders By S.E. Hington, reviewed by Georgianna Evans

Outsiders is about a fourteen year old boy named Ponyboy. His two brothers
Darrel and Sodapop who look after him.The three brothers are greasers, while
others are socials(socs). The two groups get into fights for no reason.Pony and
his friend Johnny are walking home lat one night when some socs try to drown
Pony,Johnny stabs the soc.Then pony and Johnny run away together.Johnny dies
from being a hero from burns all over his body.

The book is really good to read.It is about two groups of people who are very
different but not too much.I enjoyed reading the ending of the book the most,
the concepts,and lessons were very real.The Outsiders themes,setting,and
vocabulary were great.

The different themes that”The Outsiders” included we’re great.One
part to many of the themesis there are two groups who are always in a
fight.Every since Pony was younger he could remember gangs of socs coming after
the greasers.Ponyboys friend Johnny always get best up by his father ,then
Johnny also is a big target by socs.Pony feels bad for Johnny but he can’t
change anything.

The different settings were at Pony’s house ,some were more local like at the
park,movie theater ,and at an old abandoned church.Most often the fights would
happen for no particular reason.They would happen anywhere they felt like
beating up someone.The times the fights took place were always different like
two am in the morning,and mid afternoon.They would fight it out everywhere they

The one special thing that caught my attention in “The
Outsiders”…Was their unique way there vocabulary was. One example is
Ponyboy called a girl tough because she was pretty. Also the author of the book
used a lot of trick sentences to catch your attention. There were some spelling
errors but I think the author purposely did them to make the word the way the
characters would.

The Outsiders was a great book to read. I would recommend this book to anyone
who likes to read older stories.I liked the book , but to me the book was a
little boring ,because nothing new happened until the end no new action,plot
twist.For me I like to read mysteries where something always happens.The book
had a great setting ,theme,and great vocabulary


2 responses

  1. This was one of my favorite books in high school too; it is a classic. You pull some good themes out of the book, things that people have talked about since the book came out so great job in finding those. I think some parts, you may have been trying to just finish a paragraph or getting enough sentences to get a full paragraph. Go just a little deeper into your points so that you make it clear what you liked about the book. Don’t get in a hurry.

    1. Hi Aaron Dunbar, thank you for all of your advice on how to write a better book review. I will make sure that in the next book review I do to not get into a hurry ,and take my time to pull out details,and points in the book.

      Sincerely, Georgianna Evans

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