Rumble Fish by S.E. Hinton Rumble Fish, by S.E. Hinton 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.
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!