Ponyboy Curtis is young, lacking in common sense, poor, a devoted friend and developing in maturity. He is only 14 years old, and admits that although he does well in school, he is sometimes unable to sufficiently think things through. He is in a gang of boys from a poor side of town, and they are his family, with whom he has experiences that help him better understand life, death and social status.
Ponyboy Curtis is the protagonist and narrator in S.E. Hinton's book, "The Outsiders." He lives with his older brother, Darry, after both of his parents are killed in a car accident, on the East Side of New York. He is a member of a group of boys who call themselves "greasers," the rivals of a group of rich kids called the "Socs."