the outsiders starts out with pony boy walking home from the movies.
pony boy then starts talking to soda about why soda droped out of school and he said "because im dumb"
dally and pony boy meets a girl named Sherri but people call her cherry because of her red hair.
pony boy and johnny go to the church were they will hide from the police because johnny killed a soc named bob but it was self defense because bob tried to drown pony boy.
pony boy and johnny comes back to the church with Dallas and the church is on fire with children inside so pony boy and johnny go to rescue them and they did but johnny was severely hurt inside the church.
at the end of the book there were multiple deaths but two important ones are johnny's death and dally's death but johnny told pony boy to stay Golding before his death and then darry told pony boy to be selfish and i think that pony boy went with darry's advice.