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30 March 2008 @ 08:39 pm
Book #9  
Title: The Outsiders
Author: S.E. Hinton
Genre: Young Adult
# of Pages: 192
My rating of the book, F- [worst] to A [best]: B+

Description of the book: 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 the sake of his fellow greasers--until one terrible night when his friend Johnny kills a soc. The murder gets under Ponyboy's skin, causing his bifurcated world to crumble and teaching him that pain feels the same whether a soc or a greaser.

Review: I really liked the book and compared with The Catcher in the Rye, this one was much better. I found that this one was much more realistic than the world of Holden Caufield, who seemed to be forever whining and griping and complaining and wanting to bring others down as a result. I can definitely see why this book is a recommended read and would recommend it myself. While the book was fairly easy to read, the book was fairly complex and really good, especially if you consider it was written by a high school junior.

Up next: If I gained the world

9 / 50 books. 18% done!

2777 / 15000 pages. 19% done!

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