In the beginning, Ponyboy was walking home by himself when he was jumped by a group of Socs. Luckily and just in time, the greasers, consisting of his brothers and friends, came to scare the Socs away.
"I thought you were in the hospital,"
"I was. I ain't now."
Afterwards, the Socs fought with Johnny and Ponyboy because they were hanging out with their girlfriends. Some Socs were trying to drown Ponyboy and out of those Socs, Bob was the one that Johnny had stabbed.
Then, they ran away to Windrixville. After almost a week, Dally visited and went to take them out to eat. When they came back, the church was on fire and there were children trapped inside. Johnny and Ponyboy saved the kids but were also severely injured.
Here's my semester theme, Mr. Syme.
Next, The Socs and the greasers had the big rumble. After a while, the Socs had retreated, leaving the greasers victorious. Dally and Ponyboy had rushed to the hospital shortly after.
Not much later, Ponyboy and Dally had made it to the hospital just in time to see Johnny one last time. Dally told Johnny that the greasers had won the rumble and that he was also proud of Johnny. Not long after, Johnny died.
"Stay gold, Ponyboy. Stay gold..."
In conclusion, ever since the visit to court, Ponyboy hasn't been himself. He's been clumsy and his grades have been dropping. So, to raise his grades, Mr. Syme, Ponyboy's English teacher, allowed him to write a semester theme, which was The Outsiders.