What defines a family? That is the underlying question in the life of Pony Boy Curtis. When his parents die in a car wreck, he comes to depend on the love, friendship and support of his two older brothers and a gang of friends defined by poverty, bad attitudes and long greasy hai... read full description below.
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What defines a family? That is the underlying question in the life of Pony Boy Curtis. When his parents die in a car wreck, he comes to depend on the love, friendship and support of his two older brothers and a gang of friends defined by poverty, bad attitudes and long greasy hair. The gang, called greasers, carry on a long-standing war with a group of rich kids, known as Socs, a fight fuelled by ignorance and prejudice.
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Winner of American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults 1975
||This classic, written by S. E. Hinton when she was 16 years old, is as profound today as it was when it was first published in 1967. -- Amazon
S.E. Hinton was born in Oklahoma, where she still lives with her husband and son. She began writing The Outsiders as a 15 year old high school student as she was unsatisfied with the literature that was being written for young adults. Hinton has won numerous awards for her writing and has been inducted into the Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame. Several of her works have been adapted into film. Jim Fyfe is a gifted American actor and narrator who has worked extensively in theatre, film and television, as well as having narrated many audiobooks. He has performed for various theatre companies including Broadway productions both in New York and Los Angeles. Fyfe's film and television credits include the roles of Willie Loomis and Ben Loomis on the 1991 NBC Dark Shadows revival series, as well as many films including Walking to the Waterline, Kill the Man and The Real Blonde.