Novio Boy

By Gary Soto


Rudy wanted to take a girl to eat, but he felt like the girl wouldn't like him. So he asked his friend Alex for advice. Then he finally had enough confidence and was able to go on the date.

Statement of theme

Theme: It's what's on the inside that counts.

Evidence: "Clothes are nothing it's the inside that matters" ~Rudy

Conflict: He has no confidence or experience.

Evidence: "What am I going to talk about she's older and good-looking." ~Rudy


Favorite quote: "It's the inside that matters" ~Rudy. Why: because its showing that its not the material that you have it's how you act.


  • Eternal: Lasting or existing forever with out beginning or ending.
  • Discriminating: Having good judgement.
  • Baffled: Confused or perplexed.

My favorite story part:

my favorite part was when the old man was flirting because it was funny and made me laugh.