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.