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Book Title Rumble Fish Author SEHinton Number of Pages 135 Genre Fiction Setting Location Tulsa Oklahoma Time Period Mid-1960s Characters Rusty 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 Bennys 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 isnt a particularly smart person and he relies more on his fists than his brains Every time he gets into trouble which he cant 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 Rustys 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 Summary A 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 Bennys when he hears that Biff Wilcox a tuff gangster wants to kill him because he swore at Biffs girlfriend Rusty acts real cool about it and pretends not to care He goes to Pattys house his girlfriend and she pleads him not to fight anymore and hes just like this is the last one but she doesnt believe him anyway After that he goes to the
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