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The OutsidersThe Outsiders is about two weeks in the life of a 14 year old boy The novel tells the story of Ponyboy Curtis and his struggles with right and wrong in a society in which he believes that he is an outsider 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 the outsiders is a book about a group of youthful greasers living in oklahoma and about their struggles to exist in a society that seems designed to dismiss them oklahoma is also the name of a popular musicaldraw your own conclusions or continue readingsee i don't know from oklahoma in the sixties maybe that is a place where street toughs call their little brothers honey and baby and enjoy sunsets and stars and reading margaret mitchell aloud to one another and who recite robert frost in uiet moments maybe they do gymnastics before what they call skin fighting with the local rival boys maybe they cry and snuggle together in bed at night and hold each other through hard timesnot that there is anything wrong with thatit just seems to be ueer behavior for a gang of juvenile delinuentswhat?? no i didn't mean ueer like that no really i just meant odd but now that you mention it huh yeah it does seem a little ueer who knew that boys in leather could have a ueer connotation?? and putting on tight t shirts that show off every muscle before they go to meet the other boys? and making sure to fix their hair?? no that's just what it says in the bookthese are their modern day euivalentsmaybe this is just what happens when a teen girl writes this kind of material tomboy or not i had seen the movie before so i knew it was about pretty boys fighting but there is a lot at work here subtextually i have also seen rumble fish which is an awful movie based on another hinton book that is even musical but is an excuse to look at thisand how is tom waits in both movies?but all of that is just me gigglingwhat is interesting from a serious literary perspective is just an observation from reading this the pigman and revisiting the chocolate war and catcher in the rye for this portion of my young adult readers' advisory class which will meet this tuesday where we will discuss the classics of teen fiction and i know catcher wasn't specifically produced for a teen audience but it is on the damn syllabus and if it makes you happier i will call this the teen in literature instead in the fifties and sixties there was seemingly free floating apprehension and fear the a bomb the draft various factors contributed to this fear of an imminent death beyond anyone's control all this anxiety and fear of the establishment created a pronounced sense of us and them that i think i blabbed on a little in the pigman review but children were just treated like smaller adults really and the literature reflects this all of these books seem to emphasize a value placed on the preservation of childhood innocence staying gold protecting a younger sister from the taint of phoniness encouraging kids to act like kids and roller skate through the house and disregard the parental restrictions in this one safe place now the boundaries are blurrier girls are getting their periods at 8 and grown men in suits are playing video games on the subway the distinctions are less clear and a lot of teen fiction today is escapist in nature less didactic teens don't need to be told to value their childhood any because don't worry it will never end peter pan FTWthis all means nothing except it is something i noticed sorry for blabbing on

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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 caus I have watched this movie over and over when I was younger and I still have it today and love it just as much I will admit I was in love with Dallas and had a crush on Sodapop but Dallas was my man I just can't believe it took me this many years to read the book And the book was so close to the movie it is almost unreal Maybe it was due to the fact that SE Hinton was on set helping with the movie I really don't know I just love that I can read a book and watch a movie and there not be that many things different Ok there will be This is a remarkable story of people from different sides of the tracks The greasers the poor boys and some girls and the socs the rich kidsThis story is told from the greasers side which is awesome because I really don't care about the socs These boys all looked out for each other in the best ways they could Even if they were dirt poor they did what they could for each other They had fun times getting in rumbles with the socs most all of them loved to fight It was like getting set loose in a candy store Most of the beginning of the story revolves around Ponyboy and Johnny They are the best of friends and poor Johnny seems to have it bad no matter which way he turns His parents treat him bad he sleeps outside most of the time and he got a very bad beating from the socs That's what they do cruise around and find a greaser or two alone and gang up on them They damn near beat Johnny to death and all of the other friends always rally around him and try to protect him from things Until one tragic night Ponyboy and Johnny get attacked by a group of socs AGAIN but this time Johnny stabs and kills the jerk that beat him so bad before They were trying to drown Ponyboy They have to run to Dallas to help get them out of town Because that's what friends do they hang out and help each other if they are in trouble Dallas tells Ponyboy and Johnny to hop on this train and go to a town and stay in an abandoned church until things die down and he would come up there He gives them money and a gun Johnny buys them food and hair dye for Ponyboy which he hates and he also gets Gone With The Wind for Ponyboy because he has always wanted to read it I thought that was so nice of him and he picked a really great book Ponyboy spent time reading the book to his friend when they weren't playing cards to pass the time At one point Dallas shows up and tells them some things and takes them out to eat The boys decide they are going to turn themselves in but when they get back to the church it's on fire and there are a couple of people and a bunch of children huddled around it When the boys get there they find out some of the kids are inside and Ponyboy and Johnny being the good guys that they are go in after them Of course Dallas is yelling for them to get back out Needless to say they get the kids to safety but Dallas and Ponyboy get a little hurt in the process Johnny gets messed up bad It's always Johnny He always just wanted to be normal for shite's sake The people thought they were heroes which is truly what they were We think the towheaded kid is going to be all right He burned one arm pretty badly though trying to drag the other kid out the window Johnny well I don't know about him A piece of timber caught him across the back he might have a broken back and he was burned pretty severely He passed out before he got out the window They're giving him plasma now He must have seen the look on my face because he hurriedly changed the subject I swear you three are the bravest kids I've seen in a long time First you and the black haired kid climbing in that window and then the tough looking kid going back to save him Mrs O'Briant and I think you were sent straight from heaven Or are you just professional heroes or something?Sent from heaven? Had he gotten a good look at Dallas? No we're greasers I said I was too worried and scared to appreciate the fact that he was trying to be funnyJohnny isn't doing so well in the hospital and Dallas and Ponyboy are really afraid for him Dallas breaks out of the hospital on the night of the rumble to fight for Johnny He was so happy after the fight that he grabbed Ponyboy and rushed back to the hospital to tell Johnny they had won Even though they didn't know it at the time they got to spend the last few minutes with Johnny before he died It was so sad I cried a river I knew what was going to happen but it doesn't matter I cried the river Dallas goes nuts of course and runs off Ponyboy is in a daze when he gets home and tells everyone that Johnny is dead and that Dallas ran off They are all sad of course and worried what Dallas is going to do And then they get the call that Dallas robbed a store and the police are after him so they go to meet up with him But when they get to him the stupid cops killed him And I think he wanted that really because he pulled an unloaded gun on them Maybe it's just my thoughts but I feel like he called the guys because he did want to live in a way but he was so messed up with Johnny dying after all that poor kid had been through that he wanted to die himself Of course I cried and cried at that as well So Ponyboy is trying to cope with two of his friends dying in one night He doesn't do very well and is sick for uite some time This book really made me have some feels Like I said before I have watched the movie a million times but as an adult reading the book put things into perspective This is the second book that I have read lately that has made me want to change some things in my life At least some of the things that I can and that is one of the many things I love about reading ♥MY BLOG Melissa Martin's Reading ListRead 2016 2018

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eBook È The Outsiders Mass Market Paperback Read ó S.E. Hinton ´ The Outsiders is about two weeks in the life of a 14 year old boy The novel tells the story of Ponyboy Curtis and his struggles with right and wrong in a society in which he believes that he is an outsider According to Ponyboy there are two Ing his bifurcated world to crumble and teaching him that pain feels the same whether a soc or a greaser Librarian note This record is for one of the three editions published with different covers and with ISBN 0 140 38572 X 978 0 14 038572 4 The records are for the 1988 cover this record the 1995 cover and the 2008 cover which is also the current in print cov I'm a little horrified at myself for not having this book up before now We had a discussion about it in class today and I had to write this as soon it was over I wish there were stars to give The Outsiders but five will have to do I love this book and have loved it faithfully since I read it in sixth grade I must have read it a dozen times and possibly I can uote long sections of the book I was obsessed and to some degree still am It's not a good book by any literary standard really Hinton uses one of those usually awful formulaic introductions that devotes a paragraph to each main character explicitly describing their characteristics history and appearance When I think of it objectively it's almost as bad as that awful awful introductory second chapter of the Babysitters Club books that repeats in every installment I think the point is though that I just don't care In fact I adore the writing even though it is obvious Maybe because I first read it when I was eleven and that sort of writing just seemed clear and to the point At any rate I don't think it suffers too badly from the style and if anything it benefits from the authenticity of a teenage author I can't even begin to say what it was about this book that caught my interest and imagination so completely I liked the otherness of it I had never experienced anything like these boys dealt with Not the pervasive fear and violence not the absentee non existent or abusive parents and definitely not the fascinating siege mentality camaraderie that existed in their group The best part of the book without any doubt is the characters she has created I love them all with the exception of Steve They are wonderful and so sympathetic with their odd names and ill fated lives I hope for the ending to change every time I read it Ponyboy's voice which narrates the story has a beautiful vulnerability and honesty that makes the story believable He's often confused hurt scared sorry and just feels like things are wrong; but he's also brave and kind and takes chances on people I think that Hinton's allowing her main character to be a real person who is often than not unsure of everything he does gives the book its credibility with teenagers Fantastic must read childhood defining book Reading Hinton's That Was Then This is Now is worth it just for the few brief cameos a slightly older Ponyboy makes throughout the story