The Outsiders Summary by Lulu RodriguezChapter 1Ponyboy M. Curtis gets out of the movie theater thinking about getting a ride home and Paul Newman. However, he lonesit. His brothers are Jr. Soda P. Curtis and Darrel S. Curtis. Ponyboy actually favorites Sodapop more than Darrel. Greasers shouldn’t walk alone or they can get jumped by the Socials. Greasers are much more poor thanthe Socials and the middle class. They are almost like hoods. Ponyboy’sparents were killed in an auto-wreck. Also, Greasers wear their hair long and dress in blue jeans and t-shirts.Ponyboy and his brothers have grown up with four other boys in their neighborhood who they consider their brothers. Ponyboy was walking when he noticed a car following him. Ponyboy started to feel perspirationrunning down his back. Four Socs got out and approached him. He recalls when Johnny Cade, one of the boys he grew up with, got mugged by the Socs. Finally, as they take out the knife, Ponyboy screams for help. As soon as all the Greasers come, they chase the Socs away. Ponyboy recalls the event for a second. He starts to feel very ill and starts trembling. Sodapop gives Ponyboy assurance that the Socs won’t go after Ponyboy. Sodapop tells Ponyboy a joke and he grins. Ponyboy then goes on talking about the boys he grew up with. There’s Steve Randle, Two-Bit Matthews (who was a wisecracker), Dallas Winston, and Johnny. But, Johnny had the worst luck. He didn’t have a good family life at all. His parents never cared where he was and they always fought.Two-Bit asks Ponyboy if he’s okay. Ponyboy then changes the subject by asking Dally how he got out of jail that quickly. Steve then asks how this incident happened and what was Ponyboy thinking. Darry then scolds Ponyboy for making a HUGE mistake, and then Sodapop backs Ponyboy up. Darry then asks everyone if they would accompanyhim to the movies. After that, everyone goes home. Ponyboy thinks to himself about the girls in his classroom and how theythink of him.Ponyboy looks through the door and sees Soda giving Darry a back-rub. He then put Darry to sleep because even he thought Darry needed a break, just like Ponyboy did. Ponyboy looks in the mirror. He examines his bruise on his cheek where it turned purple. Ponyboy gets back in bed. Not too long after, Soda jumps into bed too. He explains tohim when Darry hollersat him, he doesn’t mean anything. Before they fall asleep, they both talk about Darry and Sodapop’s girlfriend, Sandy and how they plan to get married. Ponyboy thinks about Darry and Sodapop. He then falls asleep.Chapter 2
Dally was waiting for Ponyboy and Johnny by the shopping centerand they goofed off in the drugstore. The manager then asked them to leave. After that, they took a trip to The Dingoand then they left once the fight there got serious. Soon, they went to the Nightly Doubledrive-in movie. They all took the seats in front of the concessionstand.