Ponyboy is a Greaser. He also is the youngest Greaser in his group. Ponyboy goes to school and gets good grades. He likes to watch movies and read too. One day when Ponyboy walks home from a movie he gets jumped by some Socs. And that's the problem Greasers and Socs are enemies.
Ponyboy, Dally, and Johnny go to the movies. Two girls then sit next to them mad at their boyfriends. Ponyboy starts to talk to one of the girls named Cherry (she is a soc). Ponyboy tells Cherry about how Johnny got jumped. After the movie ended, Ponyboy and his friends walk the girls home.
Ponyboy gets home really late, his big brother slaps him because he was worried. Ponyboy and Johnny run away. They make it to the park and see a blue mustang with Socs. The Socs grab Ponyboy and start to drown him in the fountain. Out of fear of Ponyboy getting hurt, Johnny stabs and kills a Soc, so they have to hide from the police. During the time they were hiding out, Johnny and Pony rescue kids from a burning church. Johnny goes to the hospital with severe burns.
The stabbing sets off a rumble (gang fight) between the Socs and the Greasers. The Rumble begins, the rules are fists only. Whoever retreats first, loses. After a few minutes, the Socs start to run. Greasers WIN. After the fight, Ponyboy and Dally go to the hospital to see Johnny. When they get there Johnny dies!
Don't judge people by how they look or if they're a Greaser or a Soc. Judge them by how they act. Greasers and Socs really aren't that all different.
Johnny teaches everyone that life goes too quickly, so enjoy it while you can.