The Outsiders - The Outsiders S.E Hinton English FLOP...

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The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton English FLOP Description Three brothers struggle to stay together after their parents’ death, as they search for an identity among the conflicting values of their adolescent society in which they find themselves “outsiders.” Book Description Ponyboy can count on his brothers. And on his friends. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up “greasers” like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect-until the night someone takes things too far. Platinum Edition Description One of them laughed, then cussed me out in a low voice. I couldn’t think of anything to say. There just isn’t a whole lot to say while waiting to get mugged, so I kept my mouth shut. “Need a haircut, greaser?” The medium-sized blonde pulled a knife out of his back pocket and flipped the blade open. I finally thought of something to say. “No.” I was backing up, away from that knife. Of course I backed right into one of them. They had me down in a second. They had my arms and legs pinned down and one of them was sitting on my chest with his knees on my elbows, and if you don’t think that hurts, you’re crazy. I fought to get loose, and almost did for a second; then they tightened up on me and the one on my chest slugged me a couple times. So I lay still, swearing at them between gasps. A blade was held against my throat. “How’d you like that haircut to begin just below the chin?”
Chapter 1 First person point-of-view Speaker has “light-brown, almost-red hair and greenish-gray eyes”→wishes to change eye color but is content with himself Hair is longer than most boys but says he looks better when it's longer Is a Greaser→what really is a greaser? Has 2 brothers (Soda and Darrel/Darry)→Soda is more understanding than Darry 2 terms used to divide community as classes→Greaser: East side boys; Socs/Social: West side rich kids Greasers get jumped by Socs often Greasers are “almost like hoods” and Socs are like rich, wild party kids protected by societal class

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