“The Outsiders” is set in what seems to be a semi-urban setting in Oklahoma during the 1950s. There are two different groups of characters – the Greasers and the Socs. The Greasers include Ponyboy, SodaPop, and Darryl Curtis, Dallas Winston, Johnny Cade, Two-Bit, and Steve Randle. The Socs include Cherry Valence, Marcia, and Bob. These two groups do not get along although Ponyboy and Cherry do seem to become friends partially through the novel. The story is told through the point of view of Ponyboy Curtis, a fourteen year old greaser who is being brought up by his two older brothers after his parents were killed in a car accident. This point of view, first person POV through the eyes of Ponyboy, continues throughout the story.