Ponyboy, Sodapop, and Darry are brothers. They are living together because their parents were killed in a car crash. They are all part of a "gang" with Two-Bit, Dally, and Johnny.
Ponyboy and Johnny fall asleep in the vacant parking lot. When Ponyboy walks home, Darry and Soda are very angry and worried about Pony. Darry then strikes Ponyboy, causing Ponyboy to runaway with Johnny.
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Johnny and Ponyboy go to the park to cool off. When they arrive, 5 Socs pull up in a Mustang, the same Socs that had beaten Johnny almost to death. The boys are outmatched and Johnny is forced to use his switchblade. The Socs went running after Johnny killed Bob.
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Ponyboy is slowly recovering after Johnny died in the hospital and Dally got shot by the cops. Ponyboy learns Darry loves him and cares for him. Also, Randy comes to talk with Ponyboy about the accident and the court case.
Ponyboy is in court being questioned for not the crimes he and Johnny committed, but whether or not he felt comfortable and safe living with his brothers. The court decides not to put Ponyboy in a home and all matters are resolved.
My favorite part was when the rumble had started. Darry has stepped up and said he'd take anyone on. He sure did get a shock when it was his old buddy from highschool! This twist gave the book more of an exiting event to imagine!