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The novel I read was The Outsiders by SE Hinton My copy of The Outsiders was published in 1997 but the original was first published in 1967 both by Viking Penguin SE Hinton wrote this novel when she was just sixteen in the 1950s The times are different so some thing were a little confusing but overall the book was written well The story takes place in a city in Oklahoma in the 1950s The storys main character is a boy by the name of Ponyboy who is fourteen years old He is sensitive beneath a tough and confused outer layer Ponyboy is very smart for being a greaser he has tuff looking hair he has a strong build for his age hes the youngest in the gang and he doesnt like the greasers image Other main characters include Johnny Dally Sodapop and Darry Johnny has dark eyes jet black hair a slight build he is tall quiet he thinks hes tough and he has a bad attitude Dally had very blond hair which is almost white he is tough and colder than the rest of the boys and he has blue eyes Sodapop is tall slim he had long dark hair girls like him and hes simple minded Darry is the oldest hes muscular he has dark brown hair hes rough he has bluegreen eyes and he is very smart Both of Ponyboys parents die so his loyalties turn to his brothers and his gang who are rough boys from the wrong side of the tracks According to Ponyboy there are two kinds of people in the world greasers and socs A greaser is someone who always lives on the outside and needs to watch there back A soc is someone who has money can get away with about anything and has a big attitude Ponyboy is a greaser and he is proud of that He is always willing to fight against a
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