Ponyboy is a Greaser ,a person that is part of the lower class of of money, and is in a gang that slick back their hair and they are hoods too. They members of the gang are Two-bit, Steve,. Darry, Sodapop, Dally, Johnny, and Ponboy (Hinton 3).
Ponyboy was late back to his house and Darry got mad at him. When Soda started to tell Darry to stop being mean and then Ponyboy yelled at Everyone and then Darry snapped at him him and slapped him and he ran away with his friend Johnny(Hinton 44).
Jonny one of the members of the gang got a burning building to fall on him and that broke his back and burnt him badly. Johnny died and his last words were "Stay gold Ponyboy, Stay gold" (Hinton 126). When Johnny died Dally felt that their was no will to live. So he robbed a bank, knowing that the cops would chase him, and pulled out a gun with no bullets and a cop thought it was loaded so that cop shot him (Hinton 131).
this is when all the characters in the story go to court because of the death of a Soc Bob. he died because Ponyboy and Jonny go to a park when they are running away and a group of Socs come to beat them up and they start drowning Ponyboy in a fountain so in self defense Johnny stabbed one of them (Hinton 143).
This is when Ponyboys Grades start to drop from being delirious for couple of days. His teacher offers him one last chance to make an effort towards his grades because of "circumstances" and how he used to have good grades. The project was to write an essay on any topic that was very big and descriptive and at first he thought of the Zoo but then he decided to create a story about a charted named Paul Newman (Hinton 144).
First time to the Zoo
This is my favorite part in the book because it settles and ends the fighting between socials and greasers. The rules were no weapons so no one died and first one to run lost even if it is one person, its Soc vs Greaser and everyone goes at the same time. Darry started the rumble went went against one of the players from his high school football team (Hinton 121).