Excellent book. Timeless. I LOVED the ending, it goes a step farther than the movie.
Amazing story! Read it first in 7th grade and couldn't stop! My friends and I loved the book so much we each adopted nicknames from the characters to ourselves. I was Two-Bit because he's funny and always likes to tell a joke! Most kids can relate to the characters and the girls will look at these cute boys and love it! The movie was pretty good too! Also, continue with the series and read them all, they are so good!
I really enjoyed this book. I thought it had really good insight into the world of social classes as portrayed by Ponyboy. I especially enjoyed his interaction with his oldest brother, Darry. I could definately see that Darry was working hard to fill the parent role and the reasons that Ponyboy resented him. I was glad to see that eventually Ponyboy understood what he was doing and how much he cared. I think I enjoyed the characters' insights the best. They each understood something about themselves and their lives and they way they effect others by the end of the book.