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Key Facts about The Outsiders

Title: The Outsiders.

Author: S.E. Hinton.

Genre: Coming of age, struggle between socio-economic classes.

Time written: Tulsa, 1960.

Point of View: First-person narrative by Ponybo.

Major conflict: The clash between the lower-class greasers and the upper-class Socs (or Socials), Ponyboy’s own struggle to grow and mature.

Rising action: Johnny murders a Soc, He and Ponyboy go into hiding, The tension between the two groups continues to boil over.

Climax: Johnny dies in the end.

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