The Outsiders is about two weeks in the life of a 14-year-old boy Ponyboy Curtis. The novel tells the story of Ponyboy and his struggles with right and wrong in a society in which he believes that he is an outsider. According to Ponyboy, there are two kinds of people in the world; greasers and socs. A soc which is short for "social" has money, lives on the East-side of town, can get away with just about anything, and has an attitude longer than a limousine. A greaser, on the other hand, lives on the West-sideof town, is always on the outside of things and needs to watch his back.
Ponyboy is a greaser, and he's always been proud of it, even willing to rumble against a gang of socs while he was really sick for the sake of his fellow greasers. Until one terrible night when his friend Johnny kills a soc in defense of them. The murder gets under Ponyboy's skin, causing his divided world to crumble and teaching him that pain feels the same whether a soc, greaser, or anybody in general.
This is one of my favorite books, and it points out a lot of good things. Hinton's timeless classic is a coming of age story that unravels the good and the bad of society. The Outsiders has something for every reader like; there are star-crossed lovers, misunderstood teenage boys, thrilling fighting scenes, and suspense creeping up through every page. And that’s why I would recommend people to read this book.
The book I would highly recommend to another student is Divergent. Divergent is about a girl who is called Tris. She lives in a world which has a divided society. Tris doesn't fit into any of the societies, she is different. She is forced to live a life she doesn't want. She wants to find where she belongs, so she leaves her family behind and ventures out. However, she finds herself in a brutal new life where she can’t trust anybody. Along this journey she becomes drawn to a boy who seemed dangerous but safe.
This book is very intriguing from the first page to the last. The plot line is unique and kept me reading. Divergent is based around many different aspects, what I like the most about this book is that it shows the relationship that Tris has with Four, and her friendship with the other characters and her family. I feel like other books are mostly based around one relationship and don't really show the character's relationship with their friends and family as much as Divergent did, and that's what I think made Divergent a great book to read.
Tris is a very strong character and it is very interesting to read about her, because she had her own mind and did not follow rules. She is a very determined character which makes it much better to read. And to top it all off there's romance in the book, which always makes it better to read. I would recommend this book to people who enjoy adventure, action, romance, and love books like The Hunger Games.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a story about a young white boy named Huckleberry Finn and a runaway slave named Jim. They are both trying to escape from something along the river. Huckleberry Finn is trying to escape from the constraints of society and from his own mind. While Jim is literally trying to escape from enslavement.
The reason I would recommend this book to other students is because it was actually a very interesting story to read. It had deeper meanings and can help educate them with how things were back then. Also shows how society and people can change with the right ideas. But on basic level it was entertaining.