50 years of an iconic classic! This international bestseller and inspiration for a beloved movie is a heroic story of friendship and belonging.
No one ever said life was easy. But Ponyboy is pretty sure that he's got things figured out. He knows that he can count on his brothers, Darry and Sodapop. And he knows that he can count on his friends—true friends who would do anything for him, like Johnny and Two-Bit. 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. At least he knows what to expect—until the night someone takes things too far.
The Outsiders is a dramatic and enduring work of fiction that laid the groundwork for the YA genre. 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.
"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." —The New York Times
"Taut with tension, filled with drama." —The Chicago Tribune
"[A] classic coming-of-age book." —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
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
S.E. Hinton wrote this coming-of-age novel about two rival gangs at her Oklahoma high school when she was a teenager in the '60s, giving this classic an unmistakable air of authenticity. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the action-packed storyline and the fun of hanging out with the Greasers, but Hinton’s likable, damaged main characters really make this story shine. At once exciting, violent, and full of raw emotion, The Outsiders has stood the test of time for good reason.
It’s an absolute must for young adults. Trust me 😏
I had read this book at school in 8th grade, I was not that interested in it. However right now after I had reread everything, and also watched the movie I was feeling so many emotions. I had tears coming down my face while I had laughed and mad with the characters choices in life! I totally recommend this book, hopefully some others schools will make students read it. You’ll be thanking your teacher!
I was in 8th grade at the time and at first it was kinda boring. But later I got kinda glued to the story and find it really good. My dad told me he read the book before. After we’re done with the book and watching the film I loved it and I wanted to get that book in a physical form ever since.