Friday, March 13, 2009

The Outsiders.

The novel that i have decided to read is The Outsiders by S.E Hinton. I have read about 45 pages so far and I can't stop reading it. Im not a guy that likes reading books but I can't stop reading this one.
The book takes Place in one of new york citys neighbourhoods, I think its the Bronks and it takes place in the 1950's from what i have gathered. The city has been devided into two halfs. On the west side you have the Greasers which are the poor kids. the west end of the city is very poor and lots of crime takes place. Then over on the east side of the city is where the Socs reside. The east side is where all the rich people live. The Socs are snobby rich kids and in my opinion are gutless.
The war between the Socs and the Greasers is never ending. The book is based on the Greasers. As a greaser they are hated by most people and looked down on by the general public. They are heavily outnumbered to. Its best for the Greasers to go places with other Greasers. Theres strength in numbers and they know this, but so do the Socs. The Socs drive around with 3 or 4 guys in there expensive cars and they jump Greasers, usually 4 on one. I really like the Greasers because there a tight knit gang. They stick together and lookout for eachother as if they were brothers. Other than themselfs they really have nobody else thats looking out for them but theres tons looking to find and hunt them down like the dogs they're made out to be.

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