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The outsiders

“The Outsiders” by S. E Hinton is an early novel based on two juvenile gangs, divided by rich and poor groups, the lower East side Greasers and the upper West side. The novel is set in 1966 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is a novel written infirst person by a 14 year old Greaser, Ponyboy Curtis who allows us an view into the lifestyles of these different worlds. I chose the novel “The Outsiders” as a text for year 10 for the following reasons: It is a novel which draws the reader in and allows the reader to understand a lifestyle alien to them. Even though the novel is set in 1966, it is a novel that’s theme can be found in any society and time period. The student can relate to this novel, because the narrator of the story is their own age and has many problems that they themselves may run into someday. This book is very easy to understand. It contains themes that would interest in kids now adays, showing many students the seedier side of life. What it would be like to live under su!
ch conditions in constant fear of their lives. It deals with gang warfare, alcohol, drugs, child abuse, murder, survival and growing up. It forces the reader to realise that in many cases teenagers have no choice in what lifestyles that are born into in this case either becoming the rich kid or the kid from the wrong side of the tracks. I believe “The Outsiders” is a good novel to study. I believe students would enjoy this novel because it is about “people roughly their own age, the obvious .And not to get involved in gangs.
This is a book report about two rival gangs the “soc” and the Greasers ,the soc are rich and stuck up and the greasers are poor and just trying to live.


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