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50 years of an iconic classic!This international bestseller and inspiration for a beloved movie is aheroic 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 friendstrue friends who would do anything for him, like Johnny and Two-Bit.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 greasers like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expectuntil the night someone takes things too far.
The Outsidersis a dramatic and enduring work of fictionthat 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 Outsiderstransformed young-adult fiction from a genre mostly about prom queens, football players and high school crushes to one that portrayed a darker, truer world. TheNew York Times
Taut with tension, filled with drama. The Chicago Tribune
[A] classic coming-of-age book. Philadelphia Daily News
ANew York Herald TribuneBest Teenage Book
AChicago TribuneBook World Spring Book Festival Honor Book
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
Winner of the Massachusetts Children's Book Award