The classic YA novel RUMBLE FISH, written by celebrated novelist S.E. Hinton and immortalized by legendary film maker Francis Ford Coppola, now available as an eBook for the first time.
Rusty James wants to be just like his big brother Motorcycle Boy - tough enough to be respected by everyone in the neighborhood. But Motorcycle Boy is also smart, so smart that Rusty James relies on him to bail him out of trouble. The brothers are inseparable, and Motorcycle Boy will always be there to watch his back, so there's nothing to worry about, right? Or so Rusty James believes, until his world falls apart and Motorcycle Boy isn't there to pick up the pieces.
From the author of THE OUTSIDERS, S.E. Hinton looks into a world where hope is hard to find, and violence is a fact of life.
“Stylistically superb. . . . This packs a punch that will leave readers of any age reeling.”—School Library Journal
“Sharper in focus and more mature in style than Hinton’s The Outsiders.”—Booklist
An ALA Best Books for Young Adults
A School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
S.E. Hinton’s novels about growing up in the ‘60s helped create the iconic image of the misfit in jeans and a leather jacket and inspired two popular movies: The Outsiders and Rumble Fish. The latter is the story of Rusty-James, a scrappy 14-year-old who worships his delinquent older brother, the Motorcycle Boy. Gambling, fighting, and cigarettes cause Hinton’s likable protagonist to be kicked out of school and lose his best friend, girlfriend, and boyhood hero—all in a matter of days. Exploring themes of alienation, loyalty, poverty, and neglect, Rumble Fish is a dreamlike teen fiction classic that champions resourcefulness and the ability to see beyond hopelessness.
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I would recommend this book to anyone! And that's saying a lot because I don't read often enough!
alright i guess
anyone else think rusty james was gay
Rumble Fish is right up there with S. E. Hinton’s The Outsiders. I’m recommending this one to all my young reader friends!