The Outsiders is a wonderful novel written by S.E. Hinton.
The setting for this book is Oklahoma during the 1960’s.
Some of the characters in this book are Ponyboy, Johnny, Sodapop, Two – Bit, Darry, Dally, Bob, and Randy.
This novel has a first person ( limited ) narration.
There are two sides in this book. These sides are like the sides we have in society or in other words the different types of groups ( An example would be the popular group and the non – popular group). The two sides are the Socs and the Greasers. Socs stands for the Socials. The Greasers are called greasers because of their greasy hair. The Socs are more popular than the Greasers.
A few themes for this book are even though there are different groups in society there will always be similarities in those groups, decisions made by emotions can be wrong or dangerous, and ,finally, nothing gold can stay.
In this book, there are flashbacks, allusions, and figurative language.
I would rate this book a five out of five, because every single, little detail is set perfectly to form this wonderful story.
Quote said by Johnny: “Stay gold, Ponyboy, stay gold….”