What does S.E. Hinton compare Motorcycle Boy to when he says that he was living in a glass bubble and watching the world from it? What does that tell about motorcycle boy?

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At that point in the book, he actually doesn't compare him to anything. The narrator just shares this as a free-standing observation. Later, though, there is a comparison between Motorcycle Boy and Siamese fighting fish that have to be kept apart or else they'll attack (and kill or die). This tells us about his extreme emotional distance from the world.

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