Ponyboy lives with his two older brothers Sodapop, and Darry. Their parents died in an autowreck accident, and they are under the titles as greasers. they have p[retty decent lives.
Ponyboy, Twobit, and Johnny come across two girls that they like- one of which is a girl named cherry, who bonds really well with Ponyboy. They consider themselves friends.
After cherry and her friends boyfriends found out that greasers hung out with their girlfriends, so one of them took Ponyboy and started drowning him, where johnny reacted in stabbing him.
Johnny, Ponboy, and Dally have just returned from their meal at dairy queen, when they come across a fire at the old church that they were staying at. Realizing that the fire was all their fault, Ponyboy, followed by Johnny and Dallyran in to save the kindergartenerrs trapped inside.
Ponyboy is recovering from the incident at the church, leaving him with a lot of time with his thoughts. He is also reunited with his brothers Sodapop, and Darry
After Ponyboy and Dally witness Johnny's death in the hospital, Dallas is so devistated,that he robs a market, gets chased by the police, holds up an unloaded gun, and gets shot. Just like he intended.