Review: The Outsiders

Title: The Outsiders

Author: S. E. Hinton

Publisher: Puffin Modern Classics

About the book: The Socs are the rich kids, the Greasers are from the poor side of town. The Socs’s idea of having a good time is beating up greasers like Ponyboy, who lives with his two brothers. Ponyboy knows what to expect and knows he can count on his brothers and friends, but one night things go too far.

What I thought: Even though this book was written in 1967, it is still a great book that I would recommend to everyone. It’s about gangs in the 1960s and I could really connect to the characters because they felt so real.

I really liked how well it was written and how even in the darkest of scenes there was still humour. I was surprised to learn that S.E. Hinton was only 17 when this book was published.

I would recommend this book for kids 12+ because it has some grown-up themes, violence, some coarse language and sad scenes.

Buy The Outsiders here.


  1. Kate on July 23, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    I love that this book still appeals. I still have my copy from 1982 (which I read over twenty times) and I hope to pass it onto my children to enjoy too.

    • Book Boy on July 27, 2016 at 7:20 pm

      My mum recommended it to me too!

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