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Book Report Rumble Fish, By S.E. Hinton

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Book Title: Rumble FishAuthor: S.E.HintonNumber of Pages: 135Genre: FictionSetting Location: Tulsa, OklahomaTime Period: Mid-1960sCharactersRusty James- Rusty-James is a fourteen-year-old kid who feels he can achieve any thing in life with his fists. He 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. Rusty-James confesses himself that he isn't a particularly smart person, and he relies more on his fists than his brains. Every time he gets into trouble, which he can't handle, his brother is there to help him out. Rusty-James' lack of direction, causes him to long for the days of the street gangs and his blind drive to be like his brother eat away at his world until all come apart.Steve Hays- Steve is Rusty's best friend and he is also fourteen years old. He is kind of nerdy and cautious about everything. Him and Rusty have known each other from the cradle and that is why they are so close even though Steve is considered "uncool" by the rest of the gang. He looks like he is twelve years old and he acts as if he is forty.Plot SummaryA 14-year-old boy, Rusty-James meets up with his childhood friend Steve Hays. Together they discuss and recall their adventures and crazy childhood. It starts off with Rusty playing pool at Benny's when he hears that Biff Wilcox, a tuff gangster wants to kill him because he swore at Biff's girlfriend. Rusty acts real cool about it and pretends not to care. He goes to Patty's house, his girlfriend, and she pleads him not to fight anymore and he's just like this is the last one, but she doesn't believe him anyway. After that he goes to the parking lot where the fight is taking place. He sees his friends there and he also sees Biff's friends there. He counts the people and makes sure no one brought any weapons just like his brother, the motorcycle boy taught him to do just before a fight. They start cussing each other out and then the fight starts, while everyone else watches. Biff pulls out a blade and this makes the fight unfair. But still Rusty manages to take him down and knocks the crap out of him. While Biff is on the floor Motorcycle Boy walks in the middle of the fight and gets pissed...

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