In Language Arts we are reading a book called The Outsiders. It is by S.E Hilton, and is based on a true story that she experienced when she was a teenager. The main characters, Ponyboy, Sodapop, and Darry, belong to a group known as the Greasers, none of which have much money. Their rival gang, the Socs, live on the other side of town and have considerably more money. Throughout the story, Ponyboy discovers that the Greasers and the Socs are not so different.