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The Outsiders

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 423,442 Ratings and 17,342 Reviews

Book Description
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 limousine. A greaser, on the other hand, always lives on the outside and needs to watch his back. Ponyboy is a greaser, and he's always been proud of it, even willing to rumble against a gang of socs for ... More
Book Information
PublisherPuffin Books
BindingPaperback (100 editions)
Reading LevelYoung Adults
# of Pages240
ISBN-100141314575
ISBN-13978-0141314570
Publication Date03/06/2003
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The Creators
About S. E. Hinton (Author) : S. E. Hinton is a published author of young adult books. Some of the published credits of S. E. Hinton include The Outsiders 40th Anniversary edition, The Outsiders, Rumble Fish, and The Outsiders (Pe... more
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2/24/2014 Lola Perkett tagged as: I read

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11/8/2012 William Yu tagged as: Inspired me

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12/21/2011 Cynthia Elomaa tagged as: Inspired me, I recommend

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12/14/2011 Alyssa Rixe

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9/5/2011 Naomi Hawkins Rowe said: "The Outsiders" is one of many books, along with Langston Hughes' poetry, that inspired me to be a writer.
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6/22/2011 Michaela Kuenster tagged as: Inspired me

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10/17/2010 Dana Gaar said:
I'm sure the year I first read this wasn't in the list but I got as close as I could. This book reminds me of how a someones story can affect another persons life. I don't know how many times I read this book. It was maybe the first book since the Wizard of Oz as a child that a book had taken me to ... more

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8/9/2010 Nicholas Adams said: I loved this book- it was beautifully written and full of meaning.
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1/25/2010 Kelli Williamson said: The Outsiders was a good book. The ending of the Book was sad, but I liked it anyway. I recommend this book to everyone.
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10/7/2009 Sharon Koontz said: 32216
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9/16/2009 Karen Littlefield said: S. E. Hinton's works will never wear out. She was so far ahead of her time in writing this novel. Our students still enjoy the read.
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4/14/2009 Ryan Bache

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3/23/2009 Arnold Rudnick said: One of the best coming of age stories - ever!
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2/28/2009 Kristi Combs tagged as: I recommend

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12/23/2008 Ali B said: 79393
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6/26/2008 Kerry McCaskill tagged as: I recommend, I read

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6/8/2008 Tracy Wymer tagged as: I Read

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4/4/2008 Pat Schmatz said: This is still my all-time favorite book. It's the one that made me want to write.
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8/29/2007 Susane Colasanti said: I slept with THE OUTSIDERS under my pillow in seventh grade and watched the movie a zillion times. And now I have the same publisher! That's the power of creative visualization :)

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