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The Resource The Outsiders

The Outsiders

Label
The Outsiders
Title
The Outsiders
Statement of responsibility
by S. E. Hinton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
50 years of an iconic classic! This international bestseller and inspiration for a beloved movie is a heroic story of friendship and belonging. No one ever said life was easy. But Ponyboy is pretty sure that he's got things figured out. He knows that he can count on his brothers, Darry and Sodapop. And he knows that he can count on his friends—true friends who would do anything for him, like Johnny and Two-Bit. 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 on "greasers" like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect—until the night someone takes things too far.The Outsiders is a dramatic and enduring work of fiction that laid the groundwork for the YA genre. S. E. Hinton's classic story of a boy who finds himself on the outskirts of regular society remains as powerful today as it was the day it was first published."The Outsiders transformed young-adult fiction from a genre mostly about prom queens, football players and high school crushes to one that portrayed a darker, truer world." —The New York Times"Taut with tension, filled with drama." —The Chicago Tribune"[A] classic coming-of-age book." —Philadelphia Daily NewsA New York Herald Tribune Best Teenage BookA Chicago Tribune Book World Spring Book Festival Honor BookAn ALA Best Book for Young AdultsWinner of the Massachusetts Children's Book AwardFrom the Trade Paperback edition
Summary
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."
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Virginia Readers' Choice Award for High School, 1985.
  • Great American Read, 2018.
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078618
Cataloging source
HCO
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Hinton, S. E
Index
no index present
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750
Literary form
fiction
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  • 7
  • 9
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Classic Literature
  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Young Adult Literature
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The Outsiders
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:6dba54e6-40c1-4cc0-aa4b-be79e97ba368
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101642610
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Outsiders
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:6dba54e6-40c1-4cc0-aa4b-be79e97ba368
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101642610
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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