In Ponyboy's world there were two types of people. You could be a soc, one of the rich soceity kids, and get away with anything. Or if you weren't lucky you could be a greaser, like he was. Living on the outside, Ponyboy knew where his loyalties lay: with is brothers Darrya dn Soda, and with Johnny and their gang. Hanging out at Darry's house, where they made their own rules, or rumbling with teh socs, it was the best of times. Until Johnny went too far. Defending Ponyboy's life, Johnny pulled a knife ... and a soc was dead. Johnny and Ponyboy were on the run, but they couldn't escape the violence they left behind.