Emily posted a review at 2011-05-13 01:59:31.
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton has been one of my many reluctant reads.The Outsiders is a classic tale of the struggles between two gangs in Oklahoma. The gang known as the "Greasers" are characterized by their long, silky, and greasy hair. This group is the lower class, but yet much smarter than the upper class. The upper class gang is the "Socs" or Socials. This story shows the life and tensions between these two gangs. After Johnny, a member of the Greasers kills a member of the Socs even greater tensions rise. This leads Johnny and Ponyboy, whom the story revolves around, to hide out and try to stay away from the police. While in hiding something tragic happens to Johnny, leaving an unthinkable fate. As the gangs are furious with the losses, they declare a rumble. After this rumble, a miraculous thing occurs in the story. This particular novel didn't become interesting to me until after the mini climax of the story. From the beginning to right before the mini climax, I wanted to shoot the author for writing such a ridiculous story. However, I would reread this book multiple times just to experience the ending. Recommended if you have high tolerance of stupidity.