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Author S E Hinton Publishing Company Puffin booksCopyright Date 1967 Number of Pages 180Price 599 ISBN 0-14-038572-XIn a small town a gang made up of seven people are called Greasers Ponyboy the main character in this story is different from the others in his gang Ponyboys brothers Garry and Sodapop support their family because their parents died in a car accident when Ponyboy was very young The Greasers are at a constant war with the Socs or the Socials the richer west side kids One night Ponyboy finds himself asleep in a vacant lot with his friend Johnny As Ponyboy realizes what time it is he runs home and gets hit by his over protective brother Garry because it was past his curfew Ponyboy and Johnny run off to the park and meet some Socs who are drunk and looking for a good fight One of the Socs almost drowns Ponyboy so Johnny pulls out his switch blade and stabs Bob one of the Socs and accidentally kills him After realizing what they have done Ponyboy and Johnny go to Dallas Winston He tells them to go to the abandoned church He gives them a gun and 50 for supplies When Dallas goes to check in with two boys are as pail as a ghost and almost starving He takes them to Dairy Queen and the boys eat like pigs While driving back to the church they see it is on fire A group of school children are trapped inside The boys go in the flaming church and save the terrified children Ponyboy makes it out of the church okay but Dallas and Johnny arent as fortunate In a few weeks Dallas will be all right but Johnny will never be able to walk again if he survivesI feel that this is an adventurous novel that every
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