Review: The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

14870The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
Published by: Penguin Classics
Genres: Classics, Fiction
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
Rating: 4
Date Read: 21/04/15
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

In Ponyboy’s world there are two types of people. There are the Socs, the rich society kids who get away with anything. Then there are the greasers, like Ponyboy, who aren’t so lucky. Ponyboy has a few things he can count on: his older brothers, his friends, and trouble with the Socs, whose idea of a good time is beating up greasers. At least he knows what to expect-until the night things go too far.

 It follows Ponyboy Curtis, a 14-year-old Greaser whose parents have died recently in a car crash. He lives with his older brothers Sodapop, who is a high school drop out, and Darry, who works to pay for everything the boys need to live together, even though he could have gone to college on a football scholarship.

“They grew up on the outside of society. They weren’t looking for a fight. They were looking to belong.”

I thought this was a relatively good book, judging from the author’s age as well as the old writing style that was used. My first impression of the book was that it would be a boring old classic, but by the end I was pretty sold. So overall I didn’t mind reading it.

At the end of the day, this book is just about a kid who is trying to follow his moral compass and figure out who he is while fighting the expectations and restrictions set by society, friends, peers, family, and even himself.

“Nothing Stay Forever”
“Nature’s first green is gold,
“Her hardest hue to hold.
“Her early leaf’s a flower;
“But only so an hour.
“Then leaf subsides to leaf.
“So Eden sank to grief,
“So dawn goes down today.
“Nothing gold can stay.
– Robert Frost”

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8 Responses to Review: The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

  1. I read this book thirty years ago in high school and it is still one of my favorites. Have you seen the movies that go with them?

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  2. Wow, i’m really curious about this one! Adding to my want-to-read list, hope i can pick it up soon! *-*

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  3. suzanna says:

    Great review but I’m not sure this is a book for me. I couldn’t figure out what was going on with the cover either. At first glance I thought it was two pictures – a square one and a banner underneath! Must need new glasses lol.

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  4. shazjera says:

    Love the way our preconceived thoughts are turned around 🙂 Thanks for linking.

    Liked by 1 person

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