SparkNotes: The Outsiders: Chapters 5–6Ponyboy and Johnny reach the park around a. A blast from a car horn alerts them that the blue Mustang is near. The boys realize that they are outnumbered as five Socs climb out of the car, including Bob and Randy, Cherry's and Marcia's boyfriends. Johnny pulls his switchblade, but a weaponless Pony is grabbed before he knows it and shoved face first into a chilling fountain. In fear, Pony gasps for air but realizes too late that he is sucking in water and drowning. Ponyboy awakens on the pavement gasping for air.
What novel does Ponyboy read to Johnny while they are at the church?
The Outsiders is a coming-of-age novel by S. Hinton , first published in by Viking Press. Hinton was 15 when she started writing the novel but did most of the work when she was 16 and a junior in high school. The story is told in first-person perspective by teenaged protagonist Ponyboy Curtis. The story in the book takes place in Tulsa, Oklahoma , in ,  but this is never explicitly stated in the book. A film adaptation was produced in , and a little-known short-lived television series appeared in , picking up where the movie left off. A stage adaptation was written by Christopher Sergel and published in
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Book trivia question: What book did Ponyboy read to Johnny to pass the time in The Outsiders? Answers: To Kill a Mockingbird, North and South, Gone With.
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Fire at the Church
Waking up in a church with the dull realization that Johnny's killing of Bob and the flight from the law really did happen, Ponyboy daydreams about being with Darry and Soda and how wonderful life was at home. Johnny had gone for supplies and returned with food, cigarettes, soap, peroxide, a deck of playing cards, and the book Gone with the Wind. In an effort to blend in and disguise their appearances, Johnny cuts and bleaches Ponyboy's hair; Ponyboy in turn cuts Johnny's hair. Following Dally's orders, they stay inside the church and pass the time playing poker and reading aloud from Gone with the Wind. This routine continues for five days until Dally shows up and brings them back in touch with the outside world.
See Important Quotations Explained. The next morning, Ponyboy wakes in the church and finds a note from Johnny saying that he has gone into town to get supplies. Ponyboy makes a wisecrack and Johnny tells him he is becoming more like Two-Bit every day. For the next week, the boys hide out at the church, reading Gone with the Wind, smoking, and eating sandwiches. The boys admire the southern gentlemen in Gone with the Wind, and Johnny points out that they remind him of Dally.