• Teacher Store
  • The Teacher Store  
    The Outsiders

    The Outsiders

    by S. E. Hinton

    Ponyboy is a "greaser" who lives in a rough world where rival, class-based gangs fight for supremacy. "Powerful characters in a book with a powerful message."—Horn Book Mature content

    $7.49 You save: 25%
    Paperback Book | Grades 7-12
    Add To Cart
    Educators Only
    The Outsiders
    Grades 7-12 $7.49
    Add To Cart

The Outsiders

Author: S. E. Hinton

Interest Level:
9-12

Lexile Framework:
750L

Grade Level Equivalent:
4.7

Guided Reading Level:
Z

Age:
14-18

Genre:
Classics

Subject:
Bullying Experiences, Coming of Age, Individuality, Siblings

About This Book

Ponyboy Curtis is a good-natured teen who loves books and movies. He's also an orphan whose two older brothers and street-smart friends guard and protect him. Together these ragtag, working-class boys, known as "greasers" to the locals, try to make their way in the world, without privilege, supervision, or education.

But it isn't easy. A bunch of wealthy kids, called the "Socs, " target Ponyboy and his friends. They bully, mock, and ridicule the greasers. Until one night they push the greasers too far, and violence explodes. Now young Ponyboy has a decision to make: Does he run or does he stand his ground and try to find justice?

This realistic novel was written by a first-time teen author no older than the characters she depicted. The story remains as hard-hitting and important today as when it was published in 1967.


Help | Privacy Policy
EMAIL THIS

* YOUR NAME

* YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS

* RECIPIENT'S EMAIL ADDRESS(ES)

(Separate multiple email addresses with commas)

Check this box to send yourself a copy of the email.

INCLUDE A PERSONAL MESSAGE (Optional)


Scholastic respects your privacy. We do not retain or distribute lists of email addresses.