he Outsiders by S.E. Hinton is a classic story of friendship, belonging, and teenage angst. Ponyboy Curtis and his buddies are greasers, and area always at odds with the rich Socs. When Ponyboy and his friend Johnny kill a Soc while trying to defend themselves, they have to go on the run. The boys are forced to grow up quickly, in more ways than one, and they must face hard lessons about friendship, life, social injustice and more. Includes bonus material, including an interview with the author.