The Outsiders Book ReviewOutsiders Book Review
S. E. Hinton's The Outsiders is a great book about friendship and not about judging people before you meet them. Hinton's The Outsiders was rated by Focus on the Family's marriage and parents magazine.
Episode The Outsiders by S E Hinton - Review | Children's Literature
A young literary classics novel, The Outsiders revolutionized the art of adulthood by presenting youngsters who were the opposite of everything a teen should have been by mature criteria. In spite of its publication in 1967 and the enormous changes in company and technique, it is still popular with young grown-ups.
This novel is told from the point of view of the fourteen-year-old ponyboy, who because of his clothing and coat could be considered a hero, but who gets good marks at schools and likes to read and film. One of the things I like most about the book is its nature, as well as that of the other people.
This makes the character and thus the novel as a whole more authentically and lets the readers question all preconceived notions about what a "bad" people is. Smearers almost become antiheroes: arriving from the fake side of the league, with some of them who have collided with the laws, they are very loyally and diligently.
Both the scribblers and the competing, rich'Socs' are used in the novel to stereotype classes and what it means to be an anarchist. Young grown-ups can refer to character issues from both sides of the grade so that they realize that they are not so different.
This novel also mirrors the immediate and long-term anxieties that youngsters encounter through the thoughts of Ponyboy, which makes him and the narrative itself easily understandable again. Although most of the readers of the book have probably never been involved in a crime of genocide, we can sympathize with his attempt to understand his ethical code through his in-depth account of the event and enjoy Darry, his older brothers look up to.
Darry lets us feel the pressures of our parents' aspirations - something with which the readers can identify. Through Ponyboy we also see the need of most young people to adapt and be part of a group, and yet also the need to be an individuals and the fight to find out who you are within the limits imposed by your community, your loved ones, your age group and your mates.
Courageous, sincere and genuine, The Outsiders is a novel that every teenage boy must literally do. As Ponyboy says, "we see the same sundown at the end of the morning, and while we are the ones who make the boundaries between ourselves, we can also be the ones who defy them".
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