The Outsiders
by S.E. Hinton
Realistic Fiction

Review # 1
* * * * Stars (Great!)
This was a really great book. It was awesome because it was so realistic. It is about a boy who is living in a bad neighborhood with his brothers and his “gang.” He has a hard life, but he has his brother, Sodapop, to help him through. When he meets a girl at the drive-in it will lead to an unforgettable night.

Review # 2 (Pretty Good)
* * * Stars
I had to read this book at school and if we didn’t have to read it, I probably would not have. The thing I was annoyed by throughout the book was the way the characters talked. I also didn’t enjoy reading that the characters were always smoking, drinking, getting beaten up, or fighting. The main character Ponyboy is a Greaser and the Socs are always going around and doing bad things to the Greasers. If you really want to read it, then read to find out what happens. (Sorry if that didn’t make sense.)

Review # 3
* * * Stars (Pretty Good)
I thought this book was okay. It’s better for boys, because it’s about a gang of boys who do gang things. It has some violence in it. I would recommend it to boys and maybe girls who are interested in gangs and violence.

Review # 4
* * * * * Stars (Amazing!)
I like this book because it’s interesting, suspenseful, and fast-paced. Another great thing about this book is that it’s appealing to both boys and girls. This book is a book about a gang from the 60s, called the Greasers, and their struggles. If you like a book with action you will love this book.

Review # 5
* * * * * Stars (Amazing!)
This book is amazing! S. E. Hinton wrote this book when she was still in her teens and since she was born in 1948, she knew of two rival gangs at her school, namely the Greasers and the Soc’s, and wanted to write a book from the Greasers point of view. Because of this, her book has sold more than 14 million copies and is increasing by more than 500,000 books a year. The Outsiders is a novel following the Greasers and the Soc’s and how diffrent their lives are because of their socioeconomic status. This book is told from the view point of shy, quiet 14 year old Greaser, Ponyboy Curtis.

Review # 6
* * * * Stars (Great!)
Ponyboy, a “Greaser,” knows he can always count on his brothers and friends, Two-bit, and Johnny. However, one night changes everything. The Socs, a gang of rich kids who like beating up the Greasers, take things too far.

I liked it because it expressed the world of gangs and the loyalty, love, and fear found in them.

Review # 7
* * * * * Stars (Amazing!)
I loved the book. I really loved Ponyboy and Dally.

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