The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton [MOVIE TIE-IN PAPERBACK] 1982 • Laurel-Leaf • Rare!

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The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton


Rare 1st printing of this classic movie tie-in edition.

Book is in excellent condition.  Near mint and seemingly unread copy with some light edge wear to cover.  Gorgeous! 

The Outsiders is about two weeks in the life of a 14-year-old boy. The novel tells the story of Ponyboy Curtis and his struggles with right and wrong in a society in which he believes that he is an outsider. According to Ponyboy, there are two kinds of people in the world: greasers and socs. A soc (short for "social") has money, can get away with just about anything, and has an attitude longer than a limousine. A greaser, on the other hand, always lives on the outside and needs to watch his back. Ponyboy is a greaser, and he's always been proud of it, even willing to rumble against a gang of socs for the sake of his fellow greasers--until one terrible night when his friend Johnny kills a soc. The murder gets under Ponyboy's skin, causing his bifurcated world to crumble and teaching him that pain feels the same whether a soc or a greaser.