Mrs. Fairless' Pick - The Outsiders

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The Outsiders 
by S. E. Hinton

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Ponyboy can count on his brothers. And on his friends. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up greasers like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect - until the night someone takes things too far.

First published by Viking in 1967, "The Outsiders" immediately resonated with young adults. This groundbreaking novel was like nothing else out there. It was honest and gritty, and was a deeply sympathetic portrayal of a young man who finds himself on the outside of regular society. Forty years later, with over thirteen million copies sold, the story is as fresh and powerful to teenagers today as it ever was. 

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