Rumble Fish is a novel for young adults by S. E. Hinton, author of The Outsiders. It was adapted to film and directed by Francis Ford Coppola in Rumble Fish book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Rusty-James is the toughest guy in the group of high-school kids who h.. . Rumble Fish book. Read 39 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

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Realistic portrait of teen stuck in a world of violence. Read Common Sense Media's Rumble Fish review, age rating, and parents guide. Rumble Fish "Rusty-James," Steve said Rumble Fish is the book I'm most proud of in a literary way - read it again at age twenty-five. It's the easiest to read, the. Rumble fish [S. E Hinton] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A junior high school boy idolizes his older brother, the coolest, toughest guy in.

Steve is in college and Rusty is not long out of the reformatory. Steve remembers.

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He tells Rusty he was there when it happened. When Steve mentions that Rusty looks just like someone from their past, Rusty thinks he could have been happy to see Steve again if he had not made him remember everything.

Rusty tells his story. Rusty seems to think that Biff wants to kill him for the comments he made about a girl named Anita.


He tells his friends what he said, and when the gang agrees that Rusty is telling the truth, the notion of fighting about it seems silly. Rusty gets angry with Steve for bringing up Motorcycle Boy Rusty's older brother, a former leader of the gang and makes plans to fight Biff.

At the fight day, Rusty is spending some time with his girlfriend, Patty. They make out and James falls asleep while there, nearly missing the fight. Biff, too, brings some friends for backup. Rusty is able to knock the knife away from Biff and beats him until it appears the fight is over. Motorcycle Boy arrives and announces his return.

Rusty is momentarily distracted and vulnerable to being attacked. Biff seizes the opportunity to grab the knife and stabs Rusty in the side.

Motorcycle Boy and Steve manage to get Rusty home to the apartment the boys share with their mostly absent alcoholic father. Motorcycle Boy talks about his recent trip to California. Rusty falls asleep and dreams about his older brother. Rusty is uncomfortable being himself and is preoccupied with becoming just like his brother.

Despite the knife wound, Rusty shows up for school the next day. The owner of the car notices the theft in progress and begins chasing the boys, accompanied by a couple of his friends. Rusty and Steve barely escape. The situation scares Steve, and he cries as they walk home.

Rusty assumes that Steve is crying about his mother, but Rusty never knew his own mother, so he cannot relate. When Patty finds out that Rusty had been with another girl at the party, she breaks up with him.

Rusty feels there is nothing he can do to change what has happened. He recruits Motorcycle Boy and Steve to go out drinking, also to help him forget this terrible day.

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Motorcycle Boy tells Rusty that while he was in California, he saw their mother. Rusty has only vague memories of her because she abandoned the family when he aged two. After watching Motorcycle Boy play pool, Rusty and Steve get separated from him and end up in an unfamiliar part of town.

The boys are mugged and Rusty had beaten. Once again, Motorcycle Boy saves them.

Rusty tells Steve that he is worried about his brother, but he is not sure why. He asks Steve to help keep an eye on him.

Steve refuses because he cannot afford to do anything that would cause him to get into more trouble. Rusty leaves, and he will not see Steve until they meet at the beach in five years.

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Instead of being angry, Rusty envies Smokey for being smart enough to think up that kind of a plan. Rusty goes to the pet store, and the two watch the fish.

Motorcycle Boy calls them rumble fish because they would kill each other if they could. He wonders if the fish would still act that way if they were in the river.

Later that night, Motorcycle Boy breaks into the pet store and starts setting the animals free. Rusty tries to stop him, but it is no use. Motorcycle Boy grabs the rumble fish and heads for the river as police arrive.

An officer fires a warning shot that hits him. He dies near the river with the rumble fish flopping on the ground, dying beside him.

Rusty knows the shooting was intentional. He screams and smashes his fists through the window of the police car.

Rusty is back on the beach with Steve, five years later. Rusty says no. House sounded like he felt sorry for me and I didn't want to see him feeling sorry for me, because if I did I would hit him, no matter what.

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Getting slammed back and forth; and you never think about anything, about where you're going or how you're going to get there I did think about where I was going.

I wanted to be like the Motorcycle Boy. I wanted to be tough like him, stay calm and laughing when things got dangerous. I wanted to be the toughest street-fighter and most respected hood on our side of the river. I had tried everything Even though nothing had worked so far, that didn't mean nothing ever would. Rusty-James is the number-one tough guy among the junior high kids who hang out and shoot pool at Benny's, and he enjoys keeping up his reputation.

What he wants most of all is to be just like his older brother, the Motorcycle Boy. But by his own admission, Rusty-James isn't a particularly smart person, and he relies more on his fists than his brains.Hinton looks into a world where hope is hard to find, and violence is a fact of life.

Get it now on Searching for streaming and downloading options He is said to have an obsession with motorcycles and is away from home for long periods of time. Matt Dillon illustrato da Renato Casaro, un altro grandissimo m Rumblefish Fa parte del mio periodo dorato parlo di letture! Rusty saw the Motorcycle Boy in a pet store looking at rumblefish and decided to also go into the pet store.

He screams and smashes his fists through the window of the police car. Rusty-James' mostly absent father is an alcoholic. There were some easy themes to pick up and the characters were well written.

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