Ponyboy- Is a 14year old boy whose parents die and he lives with his two brothers and he is part of a group called the “greasers”.
He is quiet and shy and does well in school.
Sodapop- Is a high school dropout and is one of Ponyboy’s brother. He is a fighter and tends to get into a lot of fights and trouble. Also him and Steve are best buddies.
Darry- He is the other brother of Ponyboy and he is the oldest of all the brothers and has two jobs. He also runs the family.
Dally- He is the trouble maker of the ‘’Greasers’’ and he gets in lots of fights and gets drunk. He goes to jail all the time.
Two-Bit- He is one of the friends in the gang. He also likes to fight.
Steve- He is also one of the friends in the gang. Him and Sodapop are best buddies.
Johnny- He is the pet of the gang and him and Ponyboy are best friends.
The setting in the Outsiders is in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1965.
The plot is Darry and Ponyboy get in a fight and Ponyboy and Johnny run away to a church in Jay Mountain. Before that the Socs, the gang they hate come and try to beat them up. They’re drowning Ponyboy and then they let go and Ponyboy looks over and one of the Socs is dead. Johnny is holding a knife and Ponyboy tells him they have to go. They go to Dally and get money and a gun. They go to the church and they like to smoke so they burn down the church. There are kids in the church so him and Johnny go in and save the kids. Johnny broke his back by falling timber.
Ponyboy gets burned and so does Dally. They’re all in the hospital and then Soda and Darry come and pick up Ponyboy but Dally and Johnny are to bad to leave. Two-Bit comes and tells them that there will be a rumble and they go visit Dally and Johnny and find out that they’re really bad. Dally is supposed to be in the hospital but he meets them in the rumble. The Socs run off and the ‘’Greasers’’ win. After the rumble they go visit Johnny and they talk then dies in Ponyboy’s eyes. Dally runs off and they go home. Then Dally calls them telling them the cops are after him.
He tells them to meet him at the lot. The cops come and he pulls out a gun and they shoot him. Sodapop cant take it when Ponyboy and Darry fight so he runs out the door. Ponyboy and Darry run after him and they catch him. They make an agreement that they wont fight anymore. Ponyboy goes to school and he starts to struggle and his teacher wanted him to write a paper and so he writes about Johnny.