Outsiders by S.E Hinton Sodapop (Physical Appearance ("He's…
Outsiders by S.E Hinton
"He's not as tall as Darry, and he's a little slimmer, but he has a finely drawn, sensitive face that somehow manages to be reckless and thoughtful at the same time." -Page 7
"He's got dark-gold hair that he combs back- long and silky and straight- and in the summer the sun bleaches it to wheat-gold." -Page 7-8
"He has Dad's eyes, but Soda is one of a kind." Page 8
"His eyes are dark brown- lively, dancing, recklessly laughing eyes that can be gentle and sympathetic one moment and blazing with anger the next"- Page 8
"Soda is handsomer than anyone else I know. Not like Darry- Soda's movie-star kind of handsome, the kind that people stop on the street to watch go by." -Page 7
Actions and Words
"Soda merely cocked one eyebrow, a trick he'd picked up from Two-Bit." -Page 8
" "How come you dropped out?' I never have gotten over that. I could hardly stand it when he left school. " 'Cause I'm dumb. The only things I was passing anyway were auto mechanics and gym" " -Conversation between Ponyboy and Sodapop, page 17
"Soda was glaring at him. "Leave my kid brother alone, you hear? It ain't his fault he likes to go to the movies, and it ain't his fault the Socs like to jump us..."-Page 13
"Sodapop came loping back. By then I had figured that all the noise I had heard was the gang coming to rescue me. He dropped down beside me, examining my head" -Page 7
"You're an okay kid, Pony." -Page 8
What others say about them
"I had to grin at him- Soda can make you grin no matter what." Said by Ponyboy, page 8.
"You're crazy Soda, out of your mind." Said by Ponyboy, page 8.
"Man, your brother is one doll. I might have guessed you were brothers- you look alike." Conversation between Cherry and Ponyboy, referencing Soda as the "doll". Said on page 23.
"...because Soda attracted girls like honey draws flies..." Said by Ponyboy, page 9.
"Soda always takes up for me." Said by Ponyboy, page 13.
"Soda was wrong for once, I thought. Darry doesn't love anyone or anything, except maybe Soda." -Page 18
"He can get drunk in a drag race without ever getting near alcohol, In our neighborhood it's rare to find a kid who doesn't drink once in a while. But Soda never touches a drop- he doesn't need to. He gets drunk on just plain living." -Page 8
"I knew Soda would put him to sleep, because Soda can put about anyone out when he sets his head to it." -Page 16
"I winced inside. I've told you I can't stand it that Soda dropped out." -Page 23
"... it didn't fit my happy-go-lucky brother at all. It fitted Dally perfectly, but you could hardly say it about Soda." -Page 23