The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

The Outsiders

S.E. Hinton

fiction classics young adult emotional medium-paced

218 pages | first published 1967

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The Outsiders is about two weeks in the life of a 14-year-old boy. The novel tells the story of Ponyboy Curtis 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 kin...
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Moods

emotional 84%
sad 57%
adventurous 51%
reflective 42%
dark 28%
tense 27%
hopeful 23%
inspiring 22%
funny 14%
challenging 13%
lighthearted 6%
mysterious 3%
informative 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

fast 48%
medium 47%
slow 3%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 45% | Character: 45% | Plot: 8%

Strong character development?

Yes: 84% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 3%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 59% | Yes: 20% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 65% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 12% | N/A: 3%

Average rating

4.03