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This description may be from another edition of this product. According to Ponyboy, there are two kinds of people in the world: greasers and socs. A soc (short for "social") has money, can get away with just about anything, and has an attitude longer than a...

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16 ratings

Emotional intelligence before it ever had that term... what a great read

A friend told me this was his favorite book growing up, and I can see why—easy to read, beautiful character development, so much vulnerability and raw emotion—this is a timeless story

Great book!

Great book!


My copy came covered in filth. The cover was sticky and had things falling off, while the inside had pages stock together. Not satisfied with my "Good"

Not "like new."

Just gonna start off by saying that I LOVE this book. By far my favorite. I ordered a copy to give to a friend. Online it said that it would be "like new." It wasn't. The cover was bent and there were notes all over the inside. Pen and marker making stupid no duh remarks about the plot and underlining things and doodling all over the margins. It's terrible. It would be fine if I had ordered a lesser copy, but I specifically ordered the one that said it was "like new." Not happy at all.

Amazing book, be sure to have a tissue!

I had to read this book for school and i wasnt even mad about it. If that doesnt tell you its a good book then i dont know what will

Great story for adults and young adults alike.

The story of the poor kids-the greasers- and the rich kids-the Socs- and their senseless battles. A great story line with some great characters and heart felt moments.

amazing, fantastic ,a very good book

i liked how it showed me that every one can have rough spots, and that every one might not be so different from each other from what they wear and the way they talk but it shows me to not judge people buy how they walk talk dress live and who and where they hang out with and to just to get to know some one before you judge who they are as a person and who there real personality truly is !!!!! S.E Hinton described each character in the story with passion and very good details .


Expectations scare me. I had heard so many wonderful things about this book. And it’s never a good idea to expect too much, because that’s such a big opportunity for disappointment. So I always prefer to know the least amount possible about any book I’m interested in. However, the insurmountable praise for The Outsiders has always been tough to evade. It’s everywhere. I found that the quality of this book was perfectly evidenced by the fact that the immense expectation and build-up accumulated throughout the years were so well met by the actual classic worthiness of the story and the way it was told. Loved the simple, original narrative. Great, real, well-developed, relatable characters. This book is heartwarming and heartbreaking... so prepare your heart for the exercise.

One Of My Favorite Books

I read this book in seventh grade, and have read it so many times since. I highly recommend it if you want a story that makes you think, and realize that people aren't always what they seem to be.

Never evah remembered any other co-authoring this Book (i.e, Jodi P)

Was my favorite book after reading Judy Bloom's Are you there God, it's me Margaret. Is this some kind of Mandella effect going on? Very weird. Other than the above, great writing by S.E. Hinton; loved all those books.


My daughter had to read this for her summer reading list. She absolutely loved it and was trhough it in no time.

The Outsiders

Have you ever read The Outsiders before?I have and man was I vexed when the book came to halt.It just popped up with such bewildering events,describing details,and fantastic characters that I just couldn't put the book down. If you're up for something bewildering, you can always count on The Outsiders. When you start reading the first page, you can't help but to become interested.Then you start getting reluctant to put the book down, until you just read and understand everything.It just gets better and better, once you read chapter by chapter. When it comes to detail, you can always look up to The Outsiders for an example.Each word in every sentence has such describing details that you can see the moving images inside your head.Sometimes,each paragraph with another event and character, makes you feel as if you're a character yourself who watches everything happen,as you read the book.As when there was a rumble between the Socs and the Greasers or when Pony and Darrel got in a fight. You can just feel the tension! The greatest thing I love about the story of Pony,the Greasers and the Socs,were the characters!Each character was different in their own way, with their own attitude that helped the story move along.I rooted each character until the very end. Even though I have read every phenomenon event,every describing paragraph,and the chapter that told me what happened to the characters, I still feel as if I'm attached and being pulled to the exciting story of The Outsiders.

A book that can affect your life

The outsiders is a book about two gangs and their rivalry. It presents the friendship and love of the people in the gang. It's unique because it changed the teen books about crushes, prom queens, and cat fights into a truer, darker side of the world.

Greasers will still be greasers and socs will still be socs.

A book about life in a U.S. city told through the eyes of a teenager, Ponyboy, who lives with his two brothers in an environment where two classes - the rich Socs and the poor Greasers - fight, and die.

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The Outsiders in Moments Today, Memories Tomorrow
Moments Today, Memories Tomorrow
Published by Barbara Hagen • April 16, 2020

About six years ago, my family spent our Friday nights watching the entire series of Little House on the Prairie. My intent was not just to share with them a little bit of my childhood but to show them a different way of living. These past few weeks have certainly been challenging with COVID-19 affecting us professionally, socially, and personally, but this gift of time, and of togetherness, has given us a taste of what life may have been like back in Walnut Grove and brought back these wonderful memories. My hope for all of us is to embrace the notable moments today as they will become our enduring memories tomorrow.

The Outsiders in Cultivating Readers
Cultivating Readers
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • August 28, 2019

Here at Thriftbooks, we take pride in being a resource to teachers. By offering great deals and discounts on used books, we help educators stock up on their most essential tools—books! Here are some tips and suggestions on how to create a robust classroom library.

The Outsiders in In Honor of Banned Books Week, Let's Ban Banning Books Once and for All
In Honor of Banned Books Week, Let's Ban Banning Books Once and for All
Published by Beth Clark • September 24, 2018

Okay, maybe we can’t eliminate censorship (yet...#goals), but we can celebrate Banned Books Week with gusto by reading all of the stories that someone (or someones) tried to silence, destroy, or restrict access to. Here are 50 of the most frequently banned and/or most recently challenged books, along with the "who, why, and how" of literary censorship in America.

The Outsiders in The Great American Read on PBS
The Great American Read on PBS
Published by Beth Clark • August 17, 2018
The Great American Read is a PBS series that explores and celebrates the power of reading as the core of an ambitious digital, educational, and community outreach campaign designed to get the country reading and passionately talking about books. One hundred books, to be exact, so as promised, here are books 61–80 on the list!
The Outsiders in Who Wrote That? Why Authors Use Pen Names
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