The Outsiders Summary

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The title of the book is “The Outsiders” which was published on April 24, 1967, by Susan Eloise Hinton an American writer, at the age of 19, best known for her young adult novels set in Oklahoma. The Outsiders became a commercial success and won numerous awards. In 1967, it was named one of the best teen books by the New York Herald Tribune and was also a Chicago Tribune Book World Spring Book Festival Honour Book. The novel’s gritty, realist portrayal of teenage life was striking, as was the fact that it was written by a teenaged woman. Hinton has stated that she wrote The Outsiders because it was the kind of story that she wanted to read. It is widely credited with ushering in a new era of "realism" in the writing of young adult novels. Yet …show more content…

Susan E. Hinton began writing the novel while she was still in her teens. An avid reader, she had become bored with standard adolescent literature and she apparently felt a bit overwhelmed with the serious nature of most adult literature. So, she decided to write a book that would appeal to teens because of its realistic nature.
2. The main purpose of the novel The Outsiders is to show how hard it was to be a lower class in gangs and how hard peoples life is. we would never know if we never were told how difficult it is for most people. The Outsiders is gritty, honest and authentic, and a novel that I feel every teenager needs to read.
3. The Outsiders does something that is a real rarity these days. It expresses a type of real life scenarios that grips the reader into the story like no other novel I have read in a long time. The Outsiders is phenomenal because of its unique type of emotional impact. Authors use perspective point of view to demonstrate more detailed explanations of scenarios. In the story the outsiders they use this method on the main character, Ponyboy Curtis. Ponyboy Curtis is a 14-year-old who is the youngest member in the gang, the greasers. They used this character to help readers relate to the

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