- Author: S. E. Hinton
- Read Aloud Grade Range: 7 - Adult
- Read Alone Grade Range: 9 - Adult
- Binding: pb
- Pages: 192
An astonishing look at cross-cultural communication and conflict in modern, white America.
The author wrote this, her first novel, when she was sixteen. Ponyboy can count on his brothers and on his friends, but not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is to beat up "greasers" like Ponyboy. A raw and powerful look at what it means to be a friend...and to belong. Violence.