The Outsiders

Book • 1967  

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Does the dog die?
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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no scenes of abuse but frequent descriptions of abuse and neglect
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Addiction
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Characters drink (most are underage) and/or smoke cigarettes and marijuana throughout the book.
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Is there addiction?
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CormorantColors
The main character is addicted to cigarettes and it is shown to have a negative effect on his health
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Mostly parents and characters who are not in the story, but they are often abusive and neglectful to the characters
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Are animals abused?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
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shaving, cutting and stabbing
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[SPOILER] The Socs attempt to drown Ponyboy in a fountain and he passes out from lack of oxygen.
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Is there cannibalism?
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Chapter 6. Descriptions are not graphic, but multiple injuries and many are severe.

**SPOILER**








A character dies as a result of the injuries. But this is later on in a hospital.
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there amputation?
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No, but kicked repeatedly during a large fight, leading to bleeding and a concussion (chapter 10-11)
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Is there a hanging?
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Some mentions of teeth being knocked loose during fights.
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[SPOILER] Johnny's spine is broken by a falling beam.
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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No scenes of the torture, but more mentally than physically, while there was loads of physical abuse, if that makes sense
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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***SPOILER***


A teenager dies in chapter 9. The scene is very emotional and sentimental
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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Protagonists parents died prior to the events of the book
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Does someone cheat?
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[SPOILER] Sodapop receives a letter from his girlfriend, Sandy, telling him that's she's pregnant with another man's baby. It's also mentioned that Dallas's girlfriend, Sylvia, cheated on him while he was in jail.
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CormorantColors
An object a teenager held close was confiscated by the police but it was clear that he was mostly just talking about it to ignore the pain of bigger issues
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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Candycrystals
It happens in the 4th chapter. There are other small v**** references throughout the book. Some were less triggering than others.
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Does someone spit?
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Trying2Help
Spitting mentioned for one or two sentences. Spitting for self defense
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Is there audio gore?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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No, but police violence is shown a few times including a major character’s death
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Multiple throughout the book.

**SPOILER**

One hospital scene involves the death of a character
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
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[SPOILER] Ponyboy has frequent nightmares after the death of his parents.
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Does someone self harm?
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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OliverHoffman
Suicide by cop in chapter 10 maybe 11
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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[SPOILER] Johnny tells Ponyboy he'll kill himself.
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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**SPOILER**


Suicide by cop (in chapter 11 I think)
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Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Are there nude scenes?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sexism
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Sickness
Does someone have a chronic illness?
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Social
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Everyone has a home, but sometimes they do not stay there at night
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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It’s continually sad in the beginning middle and end
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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Does someone drown?
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there is a part where somebody is being drowned, though they don't die from that.
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Descriptions of guns but mainly knifes.

Intense Gun violence through police officers is briefly shown in a late chapter
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