Mini Booktalk on The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
I haven’t used this with teens yet, but feel free to use it in a library if you’d like.
Life isn’t easy on greasers, and greasers aren’t easy on life. These teens throw punches at their friends for fun, and pull out switchblades and guns on their rivals, the rich kids in their town. Ponyboy, yes that’s his real name, lives with his two older brothers, and the greaser life is all they know.
Late one night, a chance encounter with the rich kids will leave one rival dead, and two greaser friends on the run from the law. Can Ponyboy handle the tough life, and can his brothers keep him safe? To find out more about how these boys laugh at danger and live to tell the tale, read The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton.