First off, if you don't like sad things then don't read this. Ok if you are still pagbaba this then you might cry. I'm warning you. I did. Ok here it goes. I was looking at things in the official website for the book and movie of The Outsiders, www.theoutsidersbookandmovie.com, and I decided to go on the FAQ's. So I went to the faq about the book and each of the questions. There were only three. When I got to the last question, I couldn't believe it. Here is exactly what it said: In a special feature on the DVD The Outsiders: The Complete Novel, Rob Lowe reveals that S. E. Hinton told him that Soda dies as a result of the Vietnam War two weeks before his 19th birthday, in order to help Rob Lowe better understand his character. It's never stated or even hinted at how "his brother's took it".
See? Be sad. I was. I'm sorry if I crushed any of your hearts, but that's how I felt. If you want proof that I didn't make this up follow these directions: Go to www.theoutsidersbookandmovie.com, then go to the faq section.(Scroll down on the page a little and you will find it.) Then go to faq on the book and scroll through the questions. The last tanong will be: Does Sodapop die in the Vietnam War? If so, how did he and how did his brothers take it? Read the answer. I'm sorry if I made you sad.