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The Outsiders by S.E Hinton is an old classic, but you absolutely have to read it.

02/04/2013

  Okay, I know The Outsiders by S.E Hinton is an old classic, but you absolutely have to read it even if it’s the last thing you do. I read it and I fell in love, and I’ve re-read it ten times since then. It’s also a break from all of the books that are out right now, because it has a completely different type of story line. The book is about seven ‘greasers’ and their life.

The Outsiders


    The main character is Ponyboy Curtis, he’s the youngest of the gang and he likes watching sunsets (but doesn’t like to tell anyone). Ponyboy is a dreamer, and he wants his older brother Darry, to treat him like he’s not a little kid. My favourite character in the book is Johnny Cade, because he’s super sweet and your heart always breaks when something bad happens to him. Another one of my favourites is Dallas (or Dally); because he seems all tough and callous, but really underneath all that he would do anything to protect his friends.
 

  I love The Outsiders because it’s about seven boys who beat the odds and make it through anything and everything that’s thrown at them; even though they have no adults to help or care for them. That’s really what this book is about, the boys taking care of each other with just enough to scrape by.
 

  The Outsiders is my favourite book in the world. When I heard there was a movie I melted a little inside, and it was as good as I imagined!  If you read this book, I am confident you will love it too and you’ll can join my fan club.
 

                       Happy reading!