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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. This classic, written by S. E. Hinton when she was 16 years old, is as profound today as it was when it was first published in 1967. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I taught this book in 7th grade Language Arts. Reading it again for the sheer enjoyment of it. It's so well written and introduces the reader to a slice of life that most of us... Read morePublished 5 hours ago by GrammiAnn
Bought for my granddaughter -(recommended reading for 7th graders). She must have read it a half dozen times this summer!Published 8 days ago by McMom
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Raise your hand if you were required to read this book for English class. Keep your hand up if you found the names and slang made you giggle/chuckle. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Ink and Page