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The Outsiders

S. E. Hinton
  • Study Guide

The Outsiders is a novel by S. E. Hinton that was first published in 1967.

Summary

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Characters

See a complete list of the characters in The Outsiders and in-depth analyses of Ponyboy Curtis, Johnny Cade, Cherry Valance, Sodapop Curtis, and Darry Curtis.

Main Ideas

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Quotes

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