The Outsiders is an outstanding story of teenage rebellion, written when the author was only 17 years old.
Youngsters in a small Oklahoma town have split into two gangs, divided by money, tastes and attitude. The Socs' idea of having a good time is beating up Greasers like Ponyboy Curtis. Ponyboy knows what to expect and knows he can count on his brothers and friends - until the night someone takes things too far.
Penguin Originals edition, full text.