In 1960 in Tulsa, OK, there were many conflicts between 2 groups of young people: the Socs and the Greasers. Ponyboy, Darry, and Sodapop are brothers that live together without their parents. They are greasers. Two-Bit, Steve, Dally, and Johnny are their friends who are also greasers. The action main conflict starts when Johnny and Ponyboy were jumped by a group of Socs. Ponyboy was being drowned by the Socs. Johnny used his switchblade to stab a Socs. The Socs, named Bob ended up dying. Out of fear, Johnny and Ponyboy decide to run away.
A character I would like to meet is Johnny. "He has big black eyes and a tanned face. His hair is jet black and heavily greased and combed to the side." (pg.11) Johnny is shy and scared. He is nervous, but protective of his friends. His parents abused him when he was a child. He was also traumatized from a time when he was beat up by the Socs.