Bryon's narration sounds a lot like Ponyboy's. But I was not satisfi I read this so long ago I don't remember everything that happened throughout very clearly. Hinton's writing style made a noticeable improvement. He's serious but has fun if it's hassling or just being the cool kid. He knew Mark did not take them, but was selling them. With only a few minor cosmetic changes, the novel could easily take place in a contemporary setting. It's both far less influential and not nearly as good as The Outsiders, so just go ahead and read that instead of wasting your time here.
Bryon goes through a lot of things, especially for a teenager, and he changes his ways tremendously. But the ending is completely miserable and frankly I've given up on having perfect endings and I'm done being bother by them. Yet there's no profanity outside of an occasional hell or damn, and rough language is even commented on by our protagonists. Still, Bryon and Mark care about each other. Teenagers love the gritty realism of this novel and the story of a boy's inner turmoil. The assaulter ends up hitting Mark instead, and Bryon has to take Mark to the hospital.
Which is saying a lot. And I loved the story in this one; just look at all the stars I gave it. On this particular night there is no one to hustle, so they convince Charlie, a gruff but likable bartender, to give them some Cokes on their tab. He has a demeanor of disarming innocence and wildness, since he is persuasive and can get away with anything. Bryon's emotional journey includes falling in love with Cathy, who is the first girl he actually cares about. They take him to the hospital, where Mr. One night that completely changed for Bryon.
Now, I realize that many books that invoke such emotions are usually very good books. One minor character thought she was pregnant at one point, but you have to read between the lines to catch that. Meanwhile, Mark and Byron were hustling some guys, and they were furious at them. Those secrets were of selling illegal drugs, which he kept safely under his bed. . See, everyone's talking about how the ending is wonderfully dark and hopeless and brave in its horror. He is smart and honest and innocent, but to excess: he is picked on by many in the community, and almost mugged at the beginning of the book.
She made no great effort to foreshadow events, yet everything fell into a logical line o Every bit as punching no pun intended as The Outsiders, but with a much darker ending. Her husband is dead, but readers do not know much about it; she raises the boys as a single mother, and does not dabble much in their lives. There's drug use to the point of brain damage. Not too late for Ponyboy to make a cameo appearance though. She had difficulty writing under this stress, and her boyfriend who later become her husband nudged her along by taking her out only if she had completed two pages per day. It is the 1960s in a bad part of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and sixteen-year-olds Bryon Douglas and have been best friends since childhood. Setting Tulsa, Oklahoma in the late 60s or early 70s Major events The first major event was when Charlie was working while Mark and Byron asked to use his car.
The fact that she is female and writes so well from the male. The characters are are very well developed making you feel everything they This book is heartbreaking. He's someone who focuses on the moment but will does this help? It was fun to discuss with her the similarities and then contrast the differences of Bryon and Ponyboy. I think that was the point, but it made for a dispiriting read. Her books have been taught in some schools, and banned from others. Bryon is profoundly affected, and makes changes to the way he acts and even dresses. When Mark starts bringing in a lot of money from his drug sales, she starts to wonder where it is coming from but, like Bryon, does not ask Mark.
Then Bryon faces a terrible decision - one that will change both of their lives forever. At the end of the story, after Bryon has turned in Mark, Angela runs into him and tells Bryon that it was a low thing to do. We're supposed to hate the ending. With The Outsiders, Hinton paved the way for authors who took teenagers seriously as an audience to write about important issues. For his part, Bryon shows it by taking care of Mark after he gets cracked on the head with a bottle in a fight and by taking a beating for Mark by falsely claiming the blame for cutting off the hair of Bryon's ex-girl-friend, Angela. During a pool hustle gone wrong, Charlie defends the boys with his shotgun, but is killed in the process.
Things in this book kind of just happen, often never to be brought up again. Bryon's voice is functionally identical to Ponyboy's, but it at least makes the setting feel immersive. Curly Shepard Curly Shepard is one of the older brothers of Angela Shepard, Bryon's ex-girlfriend. And it's the last page that shocks you the most. That's my kind of yarn, right there. And how awesome is it that Ponyboy makes a brief appearance in this? The two are growing apart - until Bryon makes a shocking discovery about Mark. He also has no regard for laws or rules.
Curly belongs to the Shepard Gang, led by his older brother, Tim. After Bryon has turned Mark in, she tells Bryon that she does not hate him and that he should not hate himself. Byron falls in love with Cathy but when her little brother's addiction takes it to the edge problem are risen to Byron and Cathy's relationship. This influence puts her at odds with Mark, who feels he and Bryon are starting to grow apart. When Charlie comes to the rescue, shooting ensues and they kill Charlie.