The Outsiders Novel
The Outsiders is a novel about a teen gang in rural Oklahoma, the Greasers, who are perpetually at odds with the Socials, a rival group. When Greasers Ponyboy (C. Thomas Howell) and Johnny (Ralph Macchio) get into a brawl that ends in the death of a Social member, the boys are forced to go into hiding. Soon Ponyboy and Johnny, along with the intense Dallas (Matt Dillon) and their other Greaser buddies, must contend with the consequences of their violent lives. While some Greasers try to achieve redemption, others meet tragic ends.
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Pre-reading questions: These are your pre-reading questions that you will be responsible for in the beginning of the unit.
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