In the first chapter, Ponyboy introduces his brother, Darry and Sodapop. e also tells how he got jumped by the Soc (shortcut for Social) and threatened to cut his long meaninful hair.
In the second chapter, Johnny and Ponyboy meet up with Cherry and Marcia, ilegally. Cherry didnt like Dally's rude comments so she throws Dally her drink. After they sit down and had a great time, they talked about Johnny getting beat up at home by the Socs and Cherry says not all of them are like that.
In chapter 3, Later Pony got home and Darry beat him up for getting late,Pony ran away with Johnny to the park.
He hates me!
In chapter 4, they go back home and they get attack by Chery's and Marcia's boyfriends (Socs) Bob and Randy. In that moment in the they were drowing Poyboy in the fountain, Johnny pulls out a switch blade and kills bob. They call Darry for help and he gave them food and a gun, they went to windrixville and slept in the church, as Darry told them.
In chapter 5, Ponyboy wakes up at church. Johnny finally cut Pony's hair for poeple not to recognize them. Ponyboy recieves a letter from Sodapop informing him that Dally was interrogated and said that the boys were going to texas. Darry said it was better if they took a ride.
When the boy were hanging out they recieved a call saying some kids got trapped in the church while it was on fire. They felt guilty because they left a cigarette light up so they went back to the church to save the kids. Johnny got really burned.