He is fourteen years old and the youngest of the Greasers. Ponyboy spends the next few days in bed. 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.
Pony and Johnny are outnumbered, and the Socs grab Ponyboy and shove him face first into the fountain, holding his head under the water.
That night while Ponyboy and Darry are fighting about his grades, Sodapop runs out of the house upset. He is interested in academics and sports, but does not receive the same respect and treatment granted to the wealthier kids, who belong to a different gang called the Socs.
His English teacher says that he can bring his grades up if he writes a terrific story with an autobiographical theme. Pony runs out of the house and returns to the lot to find Johnny.
Her teacher suggested she use her initials because her feminine first name would make male publishers turn away from it. Pony barely escapes, but a piece of timber falls on Johnny, burning him badly and breaking his back.
They fall asleep, and when Johnny wakes Pony up it's 2 a. Why has it remained so popular for more than 40 years? Ponyboy tells him he wants to run away and Johnny, who lives with an abusive alcoholic father, agrees to go with him.
As his world settles down, Ponyboy is given the assignment to write an autobiographical theme for his English class and writes The Outsiders. The novel begins with Ponyboy being attacked by members of the Socials and rescued by his fellow Greasers: Realizing that Ponyboy is drowning, Johnny panics, pulls his switchblade, and kills the Soc, Bob.
She tells them that the Socs have agreed to not use any weapons in the fight. Ponyboy is devastated because no one in his family has ever hit him.
Ponyboy and his two brothers — Darrel Darrywho is 20, and Sodapop, who is 16 — have recently lost their parents in an automobile accident. That night the groups meet the fight is long, but the Greasers win.
He is delirious and ill.
Ponyboy is also thinking about how unsafe it is to walk home alone, and he wishes he had someone with him. Darry is only twenty years old and taking on a lot of responsibility, so he is very hard on Ponyboy. Ponyboy loses it and threatens them with a broken bottle.
He says that the lives of the children they saved were worth his own.
Dally continues then goes to get some Cokes. A sub-theme in this novel is the power of three. When one Soc boys attack Ponyboy and almost kills him, his friend, Johnny kills the boy to get him to stop.
The boys almost fight, but the girls calm them by agreeing to leave. Although Darry yells at Ponyboy a lot because of his lack of common sense, Ponyboy loves his oldest brother, and loves his sixteen-year-old brother, Sodapop.
The narrator, Ponyboy Curtis, is a teenager who lives alone with his two brothers. The Socs pull up, and Two-bit reminds Ponyboy that even though he is furious, he is not allowed to fight before that night at their rumble.
He says that it was self-defense. Ponyboy wakes up in an ambulance. Although Ponyboy is fourteen, his brothers sometimes treat him like he is six years old. He is so overwhelmed that he passes out, When he wakes up he learns that he was hurt in the rumble and has a concussion.
Ponyboy thinks one of their cigarettes maybe started it. After they chase the Socs away, Darry scolds Ponyboy for walking home alone instead of calling for a ride.The Outsiders I chose to write about the challenged book The Outsiders by S.E.
Hinton. Susan Eloise Hinton began writing this book when she was 15 years old and had it completed and published by the time she was 18 years old. THE OUTSIDERS has been one of the most popular book among teens and preteens since it came out in Ponyboy and his Greaser gang fight rival gang the Socs (short for "Socials," the wealthier, more preppie kids).
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BOOK REPORT The Outsiders By: S.E Hinton(New York: Puffin Books, ) The outsider: The Outsiders is about two weeks in the life of a 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.
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