Top Ten Best Moments in The Outsiders

Yeah... I read it twice, watched the movie and now I shall fangirl
The Top Ten
1 Johnny and Ponyboy save the kids in the church
2 Ponyboy reads the note Johnny left him

That was a sad but very honest scene. It showed one last bit of Johnny before we really had to say goodbye.

This was such a sad scene for me... I loved Johnny. He was the best character, and he died.

3 Pony and Johnny befriend Cherry and Marcia

Notice that I've put Johnny and Ponyboy in literally every item so far.

Good book. This was when it actually got interesting, so it gets my vote.

4 Johnny's death

Can I also just say this: in English, we had a quiz/worksheet about it, and the kids hadn't even read up to chapter six. I had obviously read it twice, so it didn't matter, but still. One of the questions literally said that Johnny died and well, the girl who sits next to me is the only other kid in my class who read it, and she freaked out. We cried for a solid 30 seconds.

I'm not the type of person who cries easily, especially in books or movies, but I think this is the first time I cried in a book and movie.

And when I say "best," I don't mean "YAY, he died!" I mean "Why, Johnny?! I loved you, and now you died!"

5 Dally's death

This was a very meaningful part of the story. Notice how his last word was "Pony," not "Johnny." This shows how he loved more than one person. He doesn't love people just because they're rich or anything. He loves them to love them, though he doesn't show it.

I was so sad after this scene. Johnny saw Dally as a hero, and Dally just wanted to live up to that. After Johnny dies, Dally gives up. He only lived for Johnny, and now he's gone.

Because it was kinda sad, but he was not bad. But the death of Johnny made him kill himself because he cared about Johnny.

6 Sodapop gets upset that Darry and Ponyboy always fight

The end, when it shows the brotherly love, was one of my favorite parts.

7 Ponyboy gets beaten up by the Socs

This was actually an interesting scene. Don't the Socs go after Johnny all the time instead?

8 Ponyboy runs away

Basically, this is the part where the story began unfolding.

9 Johnny kills Bob

A huge turning point for the novel. It definitely showed a change in Johnny's character.

I mean, it wasn't the best moment, but it's definitely very important to the plot of the story.

It was a big change in the book and was an exciting part of the novel.

10 Nothing gold can stay
The Contenders
11 The rumble
12 Ponyboy, Darry, and Sodapop reunite after Ponyboy and Johnny saved the kids in the church.

It shows that Darry did actually care about Ponyboy after all.

13 Cherry and Ponyboy's dirty scene
14 Ponyboy explains Sodapop's horse Mickey Mouse
15 The Greasers won the Rumble
16 Cherry gets super mad at Dally

It was my favorite moment in The Outsiders. I almost cried laughing.

17 Darry slaps Ponyboy
18 The “When I walked out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind, Paul Newman, and a ride home.” Scene
19 S.E. Hinton makes a cameo in Dallas' hospital room and Dally yells at her

I almost cried laughing when this happened.

20 Dallas falls out of his chair at the movie theater

I nearly died from laughing. Even Johnny and Ponyboy were laughing at him.

21 Randy comes to visit Pony
22 Johnny stabs Bob, and covers the switchblade with grass and dirt
23 When they got ready for the rumble
24 Dally planned to rob the grocery store
25 When Two-Bit makes fun of the Soc's pants
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