Rumble Fish Book Summary and Study Guide

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Rusty James has a problem fitting into society. His problems are solved with his fists since he is dim witted and he looks to his older brother Motorcycle Boy for guidance. When his brother flees his own criminal charges Rusty James is left to fend for himself in the world. He has to make the choice to survive in the world without resorting to violence. He has to succeed and stop being a petty criminal which proves to be his inevitable downfall and undoing.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   struggling to earn a living to survive Family, loving relations    -   Yes Special relationship with    -   brother Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   high school Wild kid(s)?    -   committing crimes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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