- Publish Date: 2006-04-20
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: S. E. Hinton
50 years of an iconic classic!Â This international bestseller and inspiration for a beloved movie is aÂ heroic story of friendship and belonging.
No one ever said life was easy. But Ponyboy is pretty sure that he's got things figured out. He knows that he can count on his brothers, Darry and Sodapop. And he knows that he can count on his friendsâtrue friends who would do anything for him, like Johnny and Two-Bit.Â But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up on âgreasersâ like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expectâuntil the night someone takes things too far.
The Outsiders is a dramatic and enduring work of fictionÂ that laid the groundwork for the YA genre. S. E. Hinton's classic story of a boy who finds himself on the outskirts of regular society remains as powerful today as it was the day it was first published.
The Outsiders transformed young-adult fiction from a genre mostly about prom queens, football players and high school crushes to one that portrayed a darker, truer world. âTheÂ New York TimesTaut with tension, filled with drama.Â âThe Chicago Tribune
[A] classic coming-of-age book. âPhiladelphia Daily News
A New York Herald Tribune Best Teenage Book
A Chicago Tribune Book World Spring Book Festival Honor Book
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
Winner of the Massachusetts Children's Book Award