I am reading The Outsiders by S.E Hinton. I have read from page 1 to upto page 28. IN the beginning Ponyboy (The main character) is just introducing everyone in his gang and tells us a story about Johnny who was beat up badly by the socs. The socs are the richer people and they generally pick on those (mostly greasers though) that they think they are better then. The greasers on the other hand, aren't rich at all and are considered poor at best. After all these introductions, we learn that Ponyboy gets beat up after walking alone from the movies.