The Outsiders Overview

This Study Guide consists of approximately 83 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Outsiders.
This section contains 80 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy The Outsiders Study Guide

The Outsiders deals with universal themes, such as family relationships, friendship, loyalty, and interaction between social classes. Hinton turns such cliches as "things are rough all over" and "don't judge a book by its cover" into forceful, fresh ideas. The book's narrator, Ponyboy Curtis, writes his story precisely in order to make other people understand these two points, and he succeeds. The Outsiders is consistently on lists of teen-agers' favorite books and appeals to young men and young women alike.

(read more from the Overview section)

This section contains 80 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy The Outsiders Study Guide
Copyrights
Novels for Students
The Outsiders from Novels for Students. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.