The Outsiders

The Outsiders

Downloadable Audiobook - 2004
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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
Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group


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ArapahoeTina Feb 26, 2020

A staple read for junior high and early high school. The audiobook is a good choice for reluctant readers and the narrator and text will keep any listener engaged.

Oct 12, 2019

This book is about two gangs called the greasers and socs. The socs are wealthy and the greasers are poor. These gangs don't get along well . this story revolves around the lives of sodapop darry ponyboy and johnny and the other greasers . darryl sodapop and ponyboy's parents died in a car accident and there just trying to navigate their lives without their parents. In this book there are many more conflicts among the gangs. The main message of this book is to stay gold and i think stay gold means stay true to yourself and be yourself. I give this book a 5 out of 5.
@nae1227221 of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

Jan 17, 2014

Great book its awesome.

TheOutsidersFanatic Oct 16, 2012

Amazing novel!!!! Absolutely BEAUTIFUL story. Love it to death! Oh, how the reader says Ponyboy is very funny. =P Either way, FANTASTIC!!!

Aug 04, 2012

Great book.

Dec 18, 2011

Love it love it so much. Had to read it for English loved it so much want to watch movie!!!!!
Great book good for all ages

Jun 17, 2011

this book is an amazing story, it kind of relates to my own life, and I love it, I have read and seen the book and film and they both blew me away! I think this book has given a great look at the lives of the greaser social group and a powerfull story of family, friendship and trust

Dec 10, 2010

A fantastic book. The audiobook is also excellent - the reader is superb.

Jan 06, 2010

This book was a very interesting book.
i suggest if you wanna read it
you go see the movie :)
- ` Riichaardd , <3


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ArapahoeTina Mar 31, 2020

ArapahoeTina thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

Mar 04, 2017

Alanreviews thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 17

Mee2 Nov 08, 2012

Mee2 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

Oct 06, 2012

brutality thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

Dec 18, 2011

books_rock thinks this title is suitable for All Ages


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ArapahoeTina Apr 13, 2020

Things are rough all over.

ArapahoeTina Apr 13, 2020

They grew up on the outside of society. They weren't looking for a fight. They were looking to belong.

ArapahoeTina Apr 13, 2020

Stay gold, Ponyboy, stay gold.


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