I read the book The Outsiders by S. E Hinton as a school assignment but it shocked me how much I like the book. The Outsiders is the first book I have really liked. Personally I am not much of a reader but when I started reading The Outsiders I could not put it down. The Outsiders is a short read but it is a great read. The Outsiders is in the perspective of a 14 year old boy named Ponyboy Curtis. Ponyboy is an interesting character because he is rebellious but he likes things that other greasers wouldn't, for example books, sunsets, and movies. Ponyboy has two older brothers and after their parents died his oldest brother Darry had to throw away his dream of going to college, and his other brother Sodapop dropped out of school to get a job so that they could stay together. The theme of family comes up throughout the whole book. This theme comes up when they are talking about the Curtis family and their gang and the fact that they stick together after everything that happens. The book also shows you that family is not just blood related, it can be people in your life that act like your family. There are a lot of other themes and great lessons that come from this book and that is why I think it is a great read that teaches you many things.