The Outsiders Review (Spoilers)

Hi lovelies. How are you? Today’s blog post is about my review on the novel the Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. This reviews does contain spoilers. Please leave me a comment down below what your thoughts are on this classic work of fiction. hope you have a great day.

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Average Rating (GoodReads) – 4.7 / 5

Genre – Classic Fiction

Format – Audiobook

Narrator – Jim Fyfe

Length – 5 hrs

Synopsis (GoodReads) 

The Outsiders is about two weeks in the life of a 14-year-old boy. The novel tells the story of Ponyboy Curtis and his struggles with right and wrong in a society in which he believes that he is an outsider. 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. 

Thoughts 

Pros 

  • I did not have to read this book in grade school. 
  • One of my Best Friends loves this book and has been wanting me to read this book forever. I am so happy I listened to her. 
  • Cross between the movies Stand by Me and West Side Story. Both are my favourite movies. 
  • Loved the aspect of friendship and family that this novel portrayed.
  • The novel is easy to get into and keeps your attention. 
  • Enjoyed Pony Boy as a narrator. 
  • Offers a theme of everyone is different, yet everyone is the same. 
  • Favourite character was Johnny. He was such a lovable and broken character. All throughout the book I rooted for this character. I was so upset when he died at the end. 
  • Everyone needs to read this book because everyone will get something out of it no matter the age. 

Cons 

  •  I have no cons to this novel.  

Rating

Plot – 5 stars 

Characters  5 stars 

Writing – 5 stars 

Pacing – 5 stars 

Narrator – 5 stars 

Enjoyment – 5 stars 

Overall – 5 stars 

I highly recommend this novel. 

“It seemed funny to me that the sunset she saw from her patio and the one I saw from the back steps was the same one. Maybe the two different worlds we lived in weren’t so different. We saw the same sunset.” 

S.E. Hinton, The Outsiders 

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