Outsiders Book Report Essay

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BOOK REPORT: “The Outsiders”

1.     Hinton, S.E. The Outsiders. New York: Puffin Books, 1967

2.     The title of this book relates to the story, because in the book, Ponyboy and Johnny are “outsiders.” They can be thought of as Outsiders because they are labeled Greasers although they do not act like hoodlums, like the rest of the Greasers. They are thought of as Greasers just because they live on the East Side of town, and because they slick back their hair. But Ponyboy and Johnny are different then all of the other Greasers because they show their emotions, and are sensitive.

3.     This story is about a group of kids that are called Greasers, because they
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He shows humor when it says “And if you had the sense of a billy goat you’d try to help around your place instead of bumming around.” He shows sensitivity by almost crying when Johnny dies in the hospital. And Pony shows intelligence because it says in the book that he gets good grades in school.

5.     This story takes place on the East side of town, in a place not mentioned in the book. When Johnny and Pony run off to escape the police, it takes place in the country in an abandoned church. It takes place in winter, because when Johnny and Pony are at the park, it says that it was very cold and it said things like... Johnny would sleep in the lot when it was summer, so the story must have taken place some time in the winter. The neighborhood that the kids live in is the poorer side of the town, and not a very good neighborhood.

6.     a. The main theme of this story in my opinion is about Stereotyping people based on what they look like. Ponyboy was labeled a “greaser” just because he was poor and he lived on the east side of town. Although he enjoyed

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