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Did your opinion of Dally change after he helped Johnny and Ponyboy run away? Why or why not?

Do you think Johnny and Ponyboy will get caught? Why or why not?

Do you think Johnny had to take such drastic measures with Bob? Did he have any other options? What were they?

Ponyboy says, “If it hadn’t been for the gang, Johnny would never have known what love and affection are.” Although you hear it said a great deal, I find it difficult to believe that a gang provides a person with what he or she might not get at home. What is your opinion?