The Outsiders Book Reviews

AUTHOR
S. E. Hinton
SCORE
4.5
TOTAL RATINGS
3,445

The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton Book Summary

Over 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 News

A New York Herald Tribune Best Teenage Book
A Chicago Tribune Book World Spring Book Festival Honor Book
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
Winner of the Massachusetts Children's Book Award

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Book Name The Outsiders
Genre Classics
Published
Language English
E-Book Size 865.51 KB

The Outsiders (S. E. Hinton) Book Reviews 2023

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BEST BOOK EVER. Wonderful! Love it!!! Definitely recommend to anyone who likes drama and the 1980s. It does talk about some stuff like drinking, drugs, and killing. So if your not into that stuff, I wouldn’t recommend! 😁

Moving. One of my top ten. Wonderful characters. Treat yourself.

Fav book. I read this book for a school project and I don’t really like reading books unless I pick it myself but this is definitely one of my favorite books

OH MY GOODNESS GRACIOUS GREAT BALLS OF FIRE!!!!!!!!!. I am reading this book for school and though I have only read up to Chapter Eight, I know all of what happens. And let me say, this book gets straight to the point with JOHNNY and BOB in Chapter Four!!!! I was shocked and most of the people in our class had to keep out mouths shut. I'm in an Honors LA class so most of the kids have read ahead. There are still those kids who don't even read the chapter until after we discuss it and those people are stopping us from talking freely about the fire and Johnny's broken back and everything else that happens. This book though, It keeps you on the edge of your seat and I feel I could totally relate to Pony. We most are gifted in the book smarts but not in the street smarts. I really do think everyone should read this book about the Socs (pronounced Socks *not!*) and the Greasers!!!!!!!!!

Once a greaser always a greaser. Once a greaser always a greaser

This book sucked me in. I got sucked into the Outsiders world and I feel I’m actually in it! Amazing!

Terrible. I truly have a powerful dislike for this book. It has no story. Nothing of any real substance is there. It is one of the most iconic books ever so I could be full of it. But I do not see at all what someone might get from such a book.

7th grade book. Loved the part when Johnny killed that SOC boy. I was so excited when they slept in that abandoned church. When Johnny’s death scene came on.... Me: 🤬🤧😔😔😣😖😫😢😭😤😠😡😳🤯😱😨😰😥😓🤭 The emojis say it all ;-;

One of my top 3 fav books. This is one of my favorite books that I have ever read, the writing was really easy to read (which I love) I like that they’re all like family to each other (besides the brothers of the group). It’s clear that they care a lot about each other after Johnny died. I’d say my favorites would be Johnny, Pony, and Soda. Stay golden ☀️ ❤️

So Good. We read this in 8th grade and it was amazing! Like, I actually paid attention when we were reading it that I ended up passing my English assignments, and one of my friends cried over Johnny’s death. So yeah, purty good. 👌👌👌 We watched the movie and the cast was smokin! Especially Sodapop. Only dislike: Has nothing to do with the plot, but back then ppl were so sexist, that the author couldn’t even put her full name in the title because ppl would’ve been like “she’s a woman what does she know???” Uhm apparently more than most men! Girl Power!!! ✊

Good. Good

Best movie/book ever!!!!!. I had to read this for school and thought I was going to hate it. Turns out, now it is my favorite book and movie. The characters and deaths feel tragic as if they were personal. You should definitely read this then watch the movie!

.. honestly, the best book i've ever read and i've read a lot of books. it was sad, but a good story. the characters were written very well. and honestly just the way it was written made you feel like you where actually there.

READ IT NOWWW. I loved this book and practically cried towards the ending. I’m a person who doesn’t like reading books however this change my LIFE! Me personally I think the book is better than the movie Bec it has more details but the movie is good . If you haven’t read this boot do it NEOWW! 🤭😭💀

I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH. I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH OMG IT IS THE BEST BOOK IVE EVER READ. WE READ IT IN SCHOOL AND NOW WERE WATCHING THE MOVIE. IM NOT JUST SAYING THIS SO PPL WILL BUY IT LIKE BRO THIS BOOK IS SO FREAKING GOOD PLEASE READ IT IT IS LIFE CHANGING. AND JOHNNY IS THE BEST CHARACTER. JOHNNY PONYBOY DALLY STEVE SODAPOP DARRY TWOBIT AND YOU CANNOT CHANGE MY MIND THE JOHNNY WAS THE BEST GREASER. AND CHERRY WAS ANNOYING.

The Outsiders💛💛💛. I absolutely love this book! It is so well written, it has so many twists and turns in the plot, and it’s easy to connect with the characters. Absolutely recommend!

Amazingg. We read this in my ELAR, I loved it and honestly most likely would/want to read it again ^_^

Wonderful book!. There’s a reason this is a classic! Wonderful book, every preteen should read it!

The Outsiders. It was interesting

I LOVE IT. Haters back off. Don’t offend others when u don’t like it. Yes it does have violent moments but that’s just everyday life. Shut it.

Ponyboi. Hot boi

1.5. Traaaaaaashhhhh

LOVED IT!!!. This book is such a good read. It drew me in and I couldn’t stop reading it. I was so into it I would get emotional while o read it (and I am not a real emotional guy). Totally recommend it.

GREATEST BOOK EVER screw the haters. if you don’t like this book kindly keep ur opinions to youself bc u can’t appreciate art, this is the greatest book ever written and if u disagree read it again and again and again

Beautiful. Read this in middle school for class slow story but worth the wait

THE OUTSIDERS😍😍😍😍😍😍. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS BOOK/MOVIE. The plot is amazing, and the actors in the movie who play, Darry, Johnny, Ponyboy, Soda, and Dally are soooo hot. I love everything about this book and movie. I recommend it to anyone!!!

The Outsiders. Great book. didn’t think i would like it in 7th grade but now i own the book.

Great book. I love this book, but it could be better. I definitely didn’t feel as connected to the characters as other books. I recommend this book to anyone that likes drama 😁

Amazing book y’all. Okay I just want to say I love S.E. Hintons books. This is one of my absolute favorites, this book really touched me and it reminded me of how low we can feel but never consider how low other people actually are. If you don’t know what I mean please buy the book and read it. It’s very good. Also Johnny, you will be missed. 😔 I am reading this book for 8th grade and I recommend reading it if you have a school project. I read this whole book in like 3 day lol. 🤭

The Best Book Ever!!. This is the best book for adults and teens! There was a lot of laughing points and serious points as well. Great book, recommend for anyone who loves to read,(even if you don’t, you should listen to the audio version!!)

AMAZING. I don’t understand how someone could hate this book. I read this book for ELA in 7th grade, and I had a BLAST sharing it with my friends. I would DEFINITELY recommend this book!! Stay gold pony boy!! 📖✨

ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!!!!. Really. You spoiled it. Thanks a lot.

Yeah. I had to read this for school Not gonna lie soda and dally are 🥵🥵🔥 WATCH THE MOVIE TOO!!

Yummy. Nice

best book ever written. saved my life

Make me want to keep reading!. This book is very interesting. I read it in one night now I got to read it again! I might just read it over and over again! I highly recommend this book! STAY GOLDEN!😃

😌. This book is so touching to be honest (spoiler alert) I literally cried when johhny and dally died. This book is definitely a emotional roller coaster in many ways

I love it. Love it

Wow. I had to read third for 7tn grade English and loved it! I totally recommend it to anyone!

WONDERFUL!. This book was AMAZING I LOVED IT.I felt for the characters it was sad but good and taught a lesson to us,it had me crying tho. I love this book though and 100% think you should read the book and watch the movie.

It’s ok. I’m not into thugs

Great book with a sad teist. This book is so detailed and descriptive and really is just great. But near the end, everything you think you know basically falls apart. If you love books with tear falling endings, this one’s for you.

I love this book!!. I loved this book, This is about the 2nd time im reading this. I loved the suspense, and the tension when it comes to fighting. Although i didn’t enjoy the ending very well, i think the book would’ve ended well with a few more chapters. But overall, This book was worth it!

great. read it, enjoyed it, had me excited the whole time. if you like groups of friends something like the basketball diaries i would definitely suggest this. no spoilers!

Life Changing. This book is an absolute life changer! I used to be a non-reader, but this book changed everything for me; now, I read all the time and always come back to this book whenever I’m in need of a familiar book to read. 5/5! Absolutely loved it!

Pretty good book. I just started reading it for 7th grade. I like it so far Also I like the name ponyboy Imma watch the movie soon! :D Update: just finished the book. Freaking loved it. I just hated the part where Johnny died. That was a sad moment :( But still pretty good book.

Really???? Ponyboy. Why would you name your kid ponyboy

Love this!. My teacher from middle school introduced me to this book because I like to read books that have a persons story about their life like the author of this book I feel in love with this I can’t stop reading about it, it’s so good to read I recommend you read this it’s really you thank you S.E Hamilton for making this book it’s a wonderful no AMAZING book I really loved it thank you.

I love this book. This book was amazing! Johnny, you will be missed…😭. I do wish Johnny didn’t die, he was my favorite! But besides that it was an amazing read.

Great book. Just wish apple would let me read past page 33

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School done right. So we had to read this for school. And I wasn't too excited. In fact I was like this: >:( But I read it. And read it. And finished it. And cried. And now I feel all mopey and sad. Accurate portrayal of the problems of that time period. (Or so I hear. I'm not that old. Definitely not. Not even close.) But I loved it. (Duh.) and now I have learned always to thrust English teachers. This book was written when the author was a teen and that is just amazing. WHOOP! =(.0.)= P.S. I am thirteen and a bookworm and obviously this story isn't for everyone but I very much enjoyed it. (See, I'm not THAT old!!)

🤩🤩. This is the first book I’ve ever been interested in, I had to read it for my English class but I fell in love with it and now I’m obsessed. I love this book so much I watched the movie 6 times (even if the movie was a little cut short version of the book) I’m rereading it again and honestly love this book! There’s no doubt in my mind that you should read it!😁😁

Very thoughtful story. This story I have read not just in iBooks but the actual book, I had to read this book last year and I'm in grade 9. I am a male and this book is very sad. This book is basically about two sides the Socs and the Greasers, their problem is that they cannot be seen together as it may seem bad or not right. These people have similar lives and they can relate but because of what these two sides have it is not right

Pretty great.. I was in 8th grade at the time and at first it was kinda boring. But later I got kinda glued to the story and find it really good. My dad told me he read the book before. After we’re done with the book and watching the film I loved it and I wanted to get that book in a physical form ever since.

Great book, easy to follow. I remember reading this in school, I dropped out before finishing the book so I’m excited to hop back into it

Amazing. I cried puddles this book is better than any other book I have ever read and I don't read books very often but this is wow. Just to wow.

Best book. Yeah Johnny killed bob

I love Dallas!!!!!!!!. Stay gold ponyboy-Johnny 💛 (Btw don't ever mess with dally)

Very Good. I loved this book great even more so because it was writen by a 15 year old now i can wait to see the movie

Class. I am reading this book in class. I thought it was going to be really bad because the teacher picked it but it is really good. The character descriptions are very detailed "I have green-grey eyes but I wish they were more grey because I don't like most the guys I know with green eyes."

AMAZING. One of my favorite books ever

Love. It.. I’ve never been one to pick up a book and read, and when I do, I can only pay attention for 10 minutes. Right now I’m living off 1 hour of sleep because I stood up reading “The Outsiders” from start to finish and watching the movie. Everyone has their own genre preference and I guess I’ve found mine. I highly suggest this and if you’ve been given this as a middle school or high school read, you’ll be thanking your teacher.

BUY IT. OMG BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!! I WOULD EVEN PAY 20$ FOR IT.BUY IT NOW!!!!!!!

Amazing. one of the best books i've ever read!

wow. I had read this book at school in 8th grade, I was not that interested in it. However right now after I had reread everything, and also watched the movie I was feeling so many emotions. I had tears coming down my face while I had laughed and mad with the characters choices in life! I totally recommend this book, hopefully some others schools will make students read it. You’ll be thanking your teacher!

Awsome. I love this book! Its one of my all time fav book!

Love it. Read this when i was 15 Now im 19 Life changing best book i’ve ever read

Amazing book. I read the whole book in class, then after we watched the movie I decided to buy he book. I prefer the book because the description is amazing! I would say more but, all I want to say is spoilers for the book.

You will love this as much as the movie. The movie and the novel is the same and if you like the movie as much as I did, you will like the novel!

Awesome book. Amazing book

The outsiders. Amazing and compelling book that will keep you on the edge of your seat the entire time! Loved the characters and the story. I recommend this book to anyone who is seeking a book that is full of adventure and passion.

Wow. I love this book so much! I've already read it three times XD

A book to read over and over again. I’ve read this book like 4 times already and enjoyed every minute of it!

Best book ever. I read this book in class and I instantly fell in love with it as sone as I Was done reading it I wanted to watch the movie my hole class couldn’t stop talking about the book so god it is a page turner and a must read

BEST. BOOK. EVER.. This was no doubt the best book I have ever read! The characters are so detailed and seem so real, like you know them. I would buy this book for $50!! You need to get it!!! Also the movies pretty great too! STAY GOLD!

Amazing 💖. It’s an absolute must for young adults. Trust me 😏

Best book ever!. This is a must read!

First book to read to the end. It the best book I've ever read it was really interesting and I usually don't read book to the end but this one I did! 😍😘

BEST BOOK EVER!!!!. ❤️❤️

Loved it. Lived this book so much that I cried when it was over it made me laugh smile get angry and cry felt such a great connection with the characters 15 out of 10

Amazing. Everyone should read this book.

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The The Outsiders book written by S. E. Hinton was published on 24 April 1967, Monday in the Classics category. A total of 3,445 readers of the book gave the book 4.5 points out of 5.

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