Rumble Fish
Hinton Rumble Fish is the sequel to The Outsiders. The characters names are
different, but it is still taken place in the same time period. In the story

Rumble Fish, Rusty James is a greaser who has a lot of fights in and out of
school. He meets up with the Motorcycle Boy and whenever Rusty is in a big
situation or fight, the Motorcycle Boy always helps him out. Rusty isnít a
great kid. He has a police record and has been suspended for possession of a
knife. Bad things can happen to you if you donít have a knife in certain
situations. For example, Rusty was in a fight and it was going to be fought with
knives. Nobody in his group had one, so Rusty lost. Then he met the Motorcycle

Boy and everything was back to normal until the big fight. Rusty got hit,
stabbed, and knocked out. Usually the Motorcycle Boy would help him out, but
instead he wasnít there, nowhere to be seen. Rusty was put in the hospital.

The main conflict in the story is Rusty James, and his fighting all of the time.

It isnít good for him or his reputation. Rusty usually wins and someone always
is looking to beat him at his own game, which is fighting, Rustyís specialty!

The conflict is resolved when Rusty James is in a fight against another greaser
and the Motorcycle Boy isnít there to save Rusty. After all of this happens,
everyone starts making fun of Rusty. The mysterious thing is that the Motorcycle

Boy is never seen again. Now Rusty has no friendís what so ever! Read Rumble

Fish by S.E. Hinton, Itís worth the read!