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He has dark-brown hair that kicks out in front and a slight cowlick in the back—just like Dad’s—but Darry’s eyes are his own. The back of the book has beautiful illustrations, pictures, and even letters.

Only Socs. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness.

It seems funny to me that he should look just exactly like my father and act exactly the opposite from him. Please try again. The Outsiders: An Instructional Guide for Literature - Novel Study Guide for 6th-12th Grade Literature … Reviewed in the United States on February 14, 2014.

He was still a junior at eighteen and a half and he never learned anything. I wasn’t going to ask if I could come.

This book is awful & ironically, the message is to hold on to the golden beauty & innocence of childhood even if you're in a tough place, but it is so violent, the irony is that if you let a child read it, it will do exactly the opposite & take away their golden innocence. When she is not writing, she enjoys riding horses. Please try again. They walked around slowly, silently, smiling. I read this as a young teen and it has stayed with me ever since. He looks older than twenty—tough, cool, and smart. One time in biology I had to dissect a worm, and the razor wouldn’t cut, so I used my switchblade. They were the only kind of girls that would look at us, I thought. WHEN I STEPPED out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman and a ride home. I started screaming for Soda, Darry, anyone. Like he’s never hollering at me all the time the way Darry is, or treating me as if I was six instead of fourteen. --National Observer "This remarkable novel gives a moving, credible view of the outsiders from the inside...we meet powerful characters in a book with a powerful message." No matter how many times I re read it, I always cry. Darry is six-feet-two, and broad-shouldered and muscular. I was always aware that there were gangs around and that they fought each other and got into trouble, but they never impacted my life.

The girls, I mean .

Just in case I'm not going to go into details, I don't want to be a spoiler now. The Outsiders is a dramatic and enduring work of fiction that laid the groundwork for the YA genre. I’m different that way. .

“You’re an okay kid, Pony.”, I had to grin at him—Soda can make you grin no matter what. S. E. Hinton's classic story of a boy who finds himself on the outskirts of regular society remains as powerful today as it was the day it was first published.

Anyway, I went on walking home, thinking about the movie, and then suddenly wishing I had some company. S. E. Hinton's classic story of a boy who finds himself on the outskirts of regular society remains as powerful today as it was the day it was first published.

Soda was glaring at him. Find all the books, read about the author, and more.

I was smarting and aching and my chest was sore and I was so nervous my hands were shaking and I wanted to start bawling, but you just don’t say that to Darry. “I’m just a little spooked, that’s all.” I drew a quivering breath and quit crying. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up on "greasers" like Ponyboy. It is an absolute classic - a compelling story with strong use of language and engaging to teens and adults alike. I have light-brown, almost-red hair and greenish-gray eyes.

Whether that was because Steve was so good with cars or because Soda attracted girls like honey draws flies, I couldn’t tell you.

He had quite a reputation.

Her hair was natural blond and her laugh was soft, like her china-blue eyes.

--Philadelphia Daily News A New York Herald Tribune Best Teenage Book A Chicago Tribune Book World Spring Book Festival Honor Book An ALA Best Book for Young Adults Winner of the Massachusetts Children's Book Award, The Giver (International Ed) (Giver Quartet), The Outsiders: An Instructional Guide for Literature: An Instructional Guide for Literature: 1, To Kill A Mockingbird: 60th Anniversary Edition, The Book Thief: Includes a chapter from his new book BRIDGE OF CLAY, Praise for The Outsiders "The Outsiders transformed young-adult fiction from a genre mostly about prom queens, football players and high school crushes to one that portrayed a darker, truer world."

This book is awful & ironically, the message is to hold on to the golden beauty & innocence of childhood even if you're in a tough place, but it is so violent, the irony is that if you let a child read it, it will do exactly the opposite & take away their golden innocence. A blade was held against my throat. Steve flicked his ashes at me. First read this book in my high school English class when I was about fifteen and was blown away by it's honesty and insight. “Nice-lookin’ bruise you got there, kid.”, Two-Bit nodded sagely.

He never hollered at Sodapop—not even when Soda dropped out of school or got tickets for speeding.

If I had to pick the real character of the gang, it would be Dallas Winston—Dally.

Soda tries to understand, at least, which is more than Darry does.

The girls who were bright-eyed and had their dresses a decent length and acted as if they’d like to spit on us if given a chance.

I never could please him.

This book is a masterpiece, and I have now given it to my 13 year old son to read. Two-Bit? But then, Darry’s gone through a lot in his twenty years, grown up too fast. I went wild. My hair is longer than a lot of boys wear theirs, squared off in back and long at the front and sides, but I am a greaser and most of my neighborhood rarely bothers to get a haircut. I think he hated that worse than getting whipped. Then there were shouts and the pounding of feet, and the Socs jumped up and left me lying there, gasping. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Since Mom and Dad were killed in an auto wreck, the three of us get to stay together only as long as we behave. Or I could have gotten one of the gang to come along, one of the four boys Darry and Soda and I have grown up with and consider family. If it hadn’t been for the gang, Johnny would never have known what love and affection are. It also analyses reviews to verify trustworthiness. So I lay still, swearing at them between gasps. Please try your request again later. I’m usually pretty quiet around people, even the gang. But maybe their boys didn’t get arrested or beaten up or busted up in rodeos. In New York, Dally blew off steam in gang fights, but here, organized gangs are rarities—there are just small bunches of friends who stick together, and the warfare is between the social classes.

I wasn't sure what to expect, but found myself pleasantly surprised. I was halfway through the book before I learned that it had been written by a young girl. I get like that when I’m real scared.

And he understands everybody. --The Chicago Tribune "[A] classic coming-of-age book." He reminded me of Will Rogers—maybe it was the grin.

Makes you look tough.”. The Outsiders is a dramatic and enduring work of fiction that laid the groundwork for the YA genre. Darry said impatiently, “When I want my kid brother to tell me what to do with my other kid brother, I’ll ask you—kid brother.” But he laid off me. Tough is the same as rough; tuff means cool, sharp—like a tuff-looking Mustang or a tuff record. They weren't looking for a fight. I guess it’s because he’s always grinning so much himself. He was the youngest, next to me, smaller than the rest, with a slight build. I mean it.

No matter how many times I re read it, I always cry. And he knows that he can count on his friends--true friends who would do anything for him, like Johnny and Two-Bit. He wasn’t really.

We’re gonna cut all that long greasy hair off.”. --The New York Times "Taut with tension, filled with drama." Blue madras. I assumed that a book about teenage boys and gang culture was written by a male writer.

I was dizzy enough anyway. I wiped my eyes hurriedly. I knew Johnny wouldn’t open his mouth unless he was forced to. Darry sighed, just like I knew he would. They had me down in a second. Some were afraid of us, and remembering Dallas Winston, I didn’t blame them. You couldn’t shut up that guy; he always had to get his two-bits worth in. I only mean that most greasers do things like that, just like we wear our hair long and dress in blue jeans and T-shirts, or leave our shirttails out and wear leather jackets and tennis shoes or boots.

I could feel my palms getting clammy and the perspiration running down my back. The minute I flicked it out—I forgot what I was doing or I would never have done it—this girl right beside me kind of gasped, and said, “They are right. Thank god I accidentally stumbled upon it and read it. Soda doesn’t think I’m a kid. I can still see it. His eyes are dark brown—lively, dancing, recklessly laughing eyes that can be gentle and sympathetic one moment and blazing with anger the next.

here are examples: A good story made better by great characters. The Outsiders is a beautiful and heartbreaking story of 14 year old Ponyboy Curtis, his two older brothers and their gang, and their struggles to get by, living on the 'outside'. So I stood there like a bump on a log while they surrounded me. I’d just as soon tease a full-grown grizzly; but for some reason, Darry seems to like being teased by Soda.

The story took a while to really hook me, but by the end I felt like I had a real connection to some of the characters. He had on a madras shirt. I heard a muttered curse and got slugged again, and they were stuffing a handkerchief in my mouth.

Life was one big joke to Two-Bit. Not like the Socs, who jump greasers and wreck houses and throw beer blasts for kicks, and get editorials in the paper for being a public disgrace one day and an asset to society the next. I could have waited to go to the movies until Darry or Sodapop got off work. His hair was almost white it was so blond, and he didn’t like haircuts, or hair oil either, so it fell over his forehead in wisps and kicked out in the back in tufts and curled behind his ears and along the nape of his neck. I was always aware that there were gangs around and that they fought each other and got into trouble, but they never impacted my life.

Tough, loud girls who wore too much eye makeup and giggled and swore too much. There was a problem loading your book clubs. He didn’t need to look at me the way he did right then. I brushed them away impatiently. I wasn't sure what to expect, but found myself pleasantly surprised. I could smell English Leather shaving lotion and stale tobacco, and I wondered foolishly if I would suffocate before they did anything.

It was Darry. Most of the time. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 15, 2015. Darry thinks his life is enough without inspecting other people’s. Just in case I'm not going to go into details, I don't want to be a spoiler now. I’d never tell Soda, because he really likes Steve a lot, but sometimes I can’t stand Steve Randle. He was shaking me and I wished he’d stop. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. He liked fights, blondes, and for some unfathomable reason, school. ), Reviewed in the United States on November 21, 2018. A smoke always lessens the tension.

The back of the book has beautiful illustrations, pictures, and even letters. She has also written several picture books, a collection of short stories, and a novel for adults. I had a long walk home and no company, but I usually lone it anyway, for no reason except that I like to watch movies undisturbed so I can get into them and live them with the actors. It's a story with a lot of heart and well-developed characters. I had to read Great Expectations for English, and that kid Pip, he reminded me of us—the way he felt marked lousy because he wasn’t a gentleman or anything, and the way that girl kept looking down on him. I was scared so bad I was wishing I would. “I didn’t know you were out of the cooler yet, Dally.”, “Good behavior. Another surprise is that a book of such high acclaim could be written by someone so young. But most looked at us like we were dirt—gave us the same kind of look that the Socs did when they came by in their Mustangs and Corvairs and yelled “Grease!” at us. Please try again.

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