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Rumble Fish
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 undoi...
The book opens with Tex McCormack who is a happy go lucky fourteen year old who loves horses, his brother Mace, living in a small town and Jamie the girl next door. Tex is growing up mostly with Mace in a small country home. Their mother died years before and their father goes off for months at a time leaving Mace, a senior and a star basketball player and Tex at home. At the start of the book Tex comes home to find the two brothers horses sold, Negri...
That Was Then This Is Now
Byron is a teen in a small town. He is best friends with Mark whom his mom ends up adopting and taking him in. Byron's mom raised Mark and Byron as if they were brothers. They did everything together. Mark is a bit of a troublesome child always hot wiring cars and running of with them. Somehow Mark always seems to get his way out of things and this makes Byron jealous. As the two boys grow up they grow apart. Byron starts dating a girl named Cathy who...
The Outsiders
Ponyboy Curtis and his brothers, Sodapop and Darry, belong to a group of poor teenage boys called greasers. Many of them have led hard lives already, and they are tough, angry and unforgiving. They often fight with the Socs, the group of wealthy, privileged boys who beat them up for fun. Ponyboy is shy and quiet. He gets good grades and likes to draw and read.His oldest brother Darry takes care of the family, since their parents died in a car crash....

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