The Outsiders

The Outsiders

by S.E. Hinton


Warning: Blast from the YA Lit of Amazing-Past

This book is a book that will stay with you the rest of your life. I read it in 8th grade and have never forgotten its impact on me. Then, I watched the movie and besides falling in love with Matt Dillon at a young age, became enthralled with such a simple, yet, real life plot that signifies the coming of age in tough times.
Why you will like it: Ponyboy (main character name = Pony + boy : #random, #classic, #brilliant) is one of the most famous and reflective characters to embrace Young Adult literature. You meet his entire gang of greaser friends and empathize with each boy in your own way. Maybe they’re just misunderstood ya know?

The real tear- jerkers (and I say that in plural form because there is more than one) are at the end.
It’s a classic. Like the chocolate chip cookie. (which you’ll be stuffing in your face after reading).

Awesomely, I stumbled upon this mural in the Cali Valley.

What it’s About: You hear the term Soc (short for Social- the preppy kids), Greaser (the scrappers-rule breakers) and instantly think of Ponyboy and the many characters, which go head to head in their social status rivalry.
When Ponyboy’s best friend Johnny gets into a murderous predicament with a Soc and they’re forced to go into hiding together, a series of intense events unfold that change the lives of both sides. (#tissues)


How dreamy is this bad boy cast before they made it big time?

Favorite Quotes:

“Stay gold, Ponyboy, stay gold.”
― S.E. Hinton, The Outsiders
“It seemed funny that the sunset she saw from her patio and the one I saw from the back steps was the same one. Maybe the two worlds we lived in weren’t so different. We saw the same sunset.”
― S.E. Hinton, The Outsiders