The short novel is having a modern themes. It typically covers the teenage issues that people around the world have experienced. The Outsiders novel by S. E. Hinton, first published in 1967. It is a short novel, which is helpful for EFL learners. It is having short sentences, very easy vocabulary which further help the reader to easily to understand. The novel is narrated from fourteen-year-old Ponyboy, a ‘greaser’ who could easily be judged a hooligan. This book “The Outsiders Book PDF” can also be download for study purpose.
Which is because of his clothes and hair, but he gets good grades at school and also have great love for books and films. He is from a ‘broken home’, because when he was young, his parents having died in a car crash. The greasers become almost anti-heroes: coming from the wrong side of the class divide, with several of them having had run-ins with the law, They were loyal to one another and hardworking.
The immediate and long-term fears that adolescents face through the thoughts of Ponyboy is reflected by the novel. Ponyboy reflect the need to be an individual and the struggle to figure out who you are within the restrictions set by society, friends, peers and family. AS he caught up in a murder, through his detailed narration of the events we can identify with his attempts to follow his moral compass to please his older brother, Darry. Ponyboy character represent the need felt by most adolescents to fit in and be part of a group. The series of fights with the rival gangs keep the reader engage in the novel and till at the end when he was in court.
The Outsiders is honest and authentic novel. I personally feels that every teenager needs to read this novel. The most beautiful lines in this novel are as Pony boy says, “we see the same sunset, and that while we are the ones who create the divides between ourselves, we can also be the ones to challenge them”. These lines are the reflection of writers intellectually abilities at the teenage.
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