This novel of the 1960s is a story about teenagers written by a teenager. Ponyboy Curtis, a 14-year-old boy, struggles with right and wrong in a society within which he feels he is an outsider. He and his brothers, lower-class "greasers," fight the "Socs," the rich kids, for 14 days. Social issues gaining notice in the '60s -- teen pregnancy, underage drinking, and violence -- still find relevance among S. E. Hinton's readers today.
- Paperback | 96 pages
- 134.4 x 209.3 x 6.4mm | 94.65g
- 01 Jun 2000
- John Wiley & Sons Inc
- Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
- Foster City, United States
Table of contents
Life and Background of the Author. Introduction to the Novel. Critical Commentaries. Chapters 1-12. Character Analyses. Critical Essays. CliffsNotes Review. CliffsNotes Resource Center. Index.
About Janet Clark
Janet Clark is a certified elementary education teacher who has taught in an inner-city Kansas City school, a rural Nebraska one-room school house, and in the People's Republic of China. She is currntly the School-Age Coordinator for a United Way agency in Lincoln, Nebraska.