Jun 26, 2009
Review | The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
According to Ponyboy, there are two kinds of people in the world: greasers and socs. A soc (short for "social") has money, can get away with just about anything, and has an attitude longer than a limousine. A greaser, on the other hand, always lives on the outside and needs to watch his back. Ponyboy is a greaser, and he's always been proud of it, even willing to rumble against a gang of socs for the sake of his fellow greasers--until one terrible night when his friend Johnny kills a soc. The murder gets under Ponyboy's skin, causing his bifurcated world to crumble and teaching him that pain feels the same whether a soc or a greaser.
Thoughts: I loved the story, it quickly gets suspenseful and dramatic which kept me glued to it. The characters were explained with depth and detail, and the writing made me feel involved. This book tells a great story and it feels realistic, something that can happen in any neighborhood and between any rival gangs.
I would recommend this book to my fellow readers. Its a quick and really great read that you are likely to enjoy :)