What is a moral dilemma? A moral dilemma is a problem that the characters have to solve by making a choice. Sometimes, it can be really hard to decide which way is right, or wrong.
In our first book, That Was Then This is Now by S.E Hinton, the character Mark was dealing drugs, and Bryon, Mark's best friend, found out about him dealing drugs. This was a moral dilemma because when Bryon found out about Mark dealing drugs, Bryon had to decide wether to keep the secret, or to tell the cops. In the end, Bryon had to decide to tell the police about Mark because he decided that telling someone was the right thing to do. I think Bryon did the right thing by calling the police, because Mark was doing something wrong, and even if Mark said he would stop selling drugs, he could still keep doing it if he was not caught.
In our next book, The Outsiders by S.E Hinton, the characters Johnny, Ponyboy, and Dally had to decide wether to save the kids from the burning church. What happened was that there was a school going on a road trip to this hill next to this abandoned church. The kids were playing in the church, when the church caught on fire. Ponyboy, Johnny, and Dally had just come back from the ice cream place when they saw the church on fire. Ponyboy, and Johnny went in the church, and saved those kids. This was a moral dilemma, because Pony and Johnny had to decide wether they should save those kids or not. I think that it was the right thing to do because, they saved the kids, but it was also kind of foolish for Pony and Johnny to go and save the kids before thinking about it and making a plan.