Novio Boy

Gary Soto


A 9th grade boy named Rudy scores a date with the lovely girl from his school named Patricia. The only problem is that this is Rudy's first date and it's with an 11th grade girl. He is panicking about how the date will go so he's in need of help. Luckily he has his friends and family there to help prepare him for the girl of his dreams. Alex, his best friend gives him advice on how to talk to girls. Then there was his uncle who help him pay for his date. Patricia has some doubt from her friends because they think Rudy is too immature for her. Patricia gets her hair done at a salon where she ends up seeing Rudy's mom. She wasn't happy her son was giving some girl all his attention. Rudy ends up taking her to the restaurant when his whole family starts showing up. Things began to go into catastrophe.

Statement of Theme

Inner Conflict~ Man vs Self Rudy didn't have money to take Patricia to the date. "Can I borrow fifteen bucks?"

External Conflict~Rudy's mom was spying him on his date. "How come you're spying on me?"

Favorite Quote

"You don't mind if I'm younger?" Of course not"

Vocabulary Words

Lawn~ Field of cultivated and mowed grass.

Munch~To eat something noisily.

Forehead~The part of the face above the eyes.

Favorite Part of the Story

Mi favorite of the story was when Rudy asks Patricia if she does not mind that he is younger.

"You don't mind if I'm younger?" Of Course not"☺️