What can you say to try and convince someone that he/she should read The Outsiders? Also use examples from book!i need to answer this so please hurry !! thank you so much! :)

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lhc eNotes educator| Certified Educator

S. E. Hinton's classic novel of youth angst is set in Tulsa in the late 60's, but continues to appeal to young adults today, because the themes of social ostracism and isolation, cliques and gang warfare still resonate with young people today.  The conflicts between Ponyboy and his oldest brother and the greasers versus the socs are like conflicts American teenagers face every day on the streets and in America's schools.  I've taught this novel in middle school classes for years, and I'm always amazed at how much the kids like the novel--they always immediately gravitate to the themes despite the differences in clothing, hair style, and slang presented in this time period. 

ask996 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I would tell someone that the S. E. Hinton novel has people they know in it. Everybody knows the guy or girl who sacrifices personal gain to take care of things simply because it's the right thing to do. Everybody knows that joker kid who when things get tough will buckle down and do what's expected of him. It doesn't matter who you are, you will recoginze someone you know in the novel. 

ik9744 | Student

If she or he likes action say the book is action packed. There is also a little romance in it.

kaledo | Student
S.E. Hinton's book The outsiders is a book that tells more of the truth between teens . Fighting and name calling and cussing , kinda like a popularity contest between the football players and the non sports or the cheerleaders and the kids on the blechers . It all goes by looks but if people read it maybe they would learn a few lessons everyones the same or even the little guys can win . other than lessons this is a fun book that you want to know if there going to figure a way out of mess . It has a lot of laughs and love and lessons so you should read it !
little-alice | Student

Do you like fighting? Boys having heart to heart conversations? People (unfortuanetly) dieing. I love this book, my favorite line in all honesty is when Dally says to Pony; "Hey Blondie *laughs* wake up!" Or when pony asks who wrote the letter Soda sent him "The President of The united STATES!" "No kidding?" Lol! I write a-lot of Fan-fiction on The Outsiders; I love it!

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