The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Genre: YA coming-of-age
I got the platinum edition of The Outsiders last weekend, and so I decided I’d reread it. It’s a short, quick read, but it’s absolutely amazing. 😍
It tells the story of the greasers and the Socs, two rival groups of teenagers. The greasers are poor and typically hoodlums and the Socs are the rich kids that take pleasure in mugging and beating up the greasers. It’s narrated by Ponyboy, a fourteen-year-old greaser who lives with his two older brothers, Sodapop and Darry. They’re all part of a “gang,” along with their friends – goofy Two-Bit, serious Steve, delinquent Dally, and Johnny, who is everyone’s kid brother. Then one night things with the Socs get out of hand, and Ponyboy and Johnny have to deal with the repercussions. Very tragic repercussions, in my opinion.
This book is a wonderful read, and it’s based on real things S.E saw during her high school years. I love the characters, because they’re close like brothers and help each other out. So, of course, the ending was really sad for me. It was the first time, the second time, and this time too. I’m pretty sure it always will be. 💔
There’s not much else I can say without spoiling it, other than that I would highly recommend it! It’s one of my all-time favorites. 😍