Roll Of Thunder Hear My Cry and The Outsider I thought were quite similar at the beginning because it was black versus white people and the outsider it was socs versus greasers. Then when the ending came for both books. the outsiders has a an ending that leaves on a good note, but Roll of thunder Hear my cry ends in the same way the book was like it was still black versus white. So they were the same in the beginning, But different at the end basically the opposite. They are both great books just one is the opposite. They both have one great ending but as soon as I was getting to the end of both the books I knew they were going to be different.