Ponyboy Curtis the main character is the Greaser. He was beat up by the Socs. Then, Ponyeboy's brother and the rest of their group (Greaser) appear on the scene and chase away the Socs.
There is a rivaly between two major gangs, the Socs (rich) and the Greasers (poor).
Socs grabs Ponyboy and hold his head under the frigid water of the fountain. Johnny was killed a Soc (Bob) to protect his bestfriend, Ponyboy. This force them to run away. Ponyboy and Johnny meet Dally. Dally tells them to hide in an abandoned church in Windrixville. One day, when they arrived home, the church catches fire with young children inside. Johnny and Ponyboy attempts to save them, but Johnny was get badly injured.
Johnny dies from his injuries
A big fight between the Socs and the Greaser happens, Dally dies. Ponyboy knocked unconscious and wakes up after three days at home. Then he reconciles with his brother Darrel Curtis.
At the end, Ponyboy was recovers from his trauma. The novel ends with Ponyboy writing the opening line that begin with 'When I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman and ride home'