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Rumble Fish

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From the author of The Outsiders: This novel about two brothers in a tough world "packs a punch that will leave readers of any age reeling" (School Library Journal).

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year

Rusty-James wants to be just like his big brother Motorcycle Boy—tough enough to be respected by everyone in the neighborhood. But Motorcycle Boy is also smart, so smart that Rusty-James relies on him to bail him out of trouble. The brothers are inseparable, and Motorcycle Boy will always be there to watch his back, so there's nothing to worry about, right? Or so Rusty-James believes, until his world falls apart and Motorcycle Boy isn't there to pick up the pieces.

An edgy, emotional portrait of a troubled kid trying to navigate the chaotic world around him, Rumble Fish was made into a film by Francis Ford Coppola and has become a modern classic praised by School Library Journal as "stylistically superb" and beloved by multiple generations of readers.

"Hinton knows how to plunge us right into [Rusty-James's] dead-end mentality—his inability to verbalize much of anything, to come to grips with his anger about his alcoholic father and the mother who deserted him, even his distance from his own feelings."—Kirkus Reviews


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Publisher: Diversion Books

Kindle Book

  • Release date: April 30, 2020

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781938120824
  • Release date: April 30, 2020

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9781938120824
  • File size: 2577 KB
  • Release date: April 30, 2020

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Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB ebook

Languages

English

Levels

Lexile® Measure:680
Text Difficulty:3

From the author of The Outsiders: This novel about two brothers in a tough world "packs a punch that will leave readers of any age reeling" (School Library Journal).

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year

Rusty-James wants to be just like his big brother Motorcycle Boy—tough enough to be respected by everyone in the neighborhood. But Motorcycle Boy is also smart, so smart that Rusty-James relies on him to bail him out of trouble. The brothers are inseparable, and Motorcycle Boy will always be there to watch his back, so there's nothing to worry about, right? Or so Rusty-James believes, until his world falls apart and Motorcycle Boy isn't there to pick up the pieces.

An edgy, emotional portrait of a troubled kid trying to navigate the chaotic world around him, Rumble Fish was made into a film by Francis Ford Coppola and has become a modern classic praised by School Library Journal as "stylistically superb" and beloved by multiple generations of readers.

"Hinton knows how to plunge us right into [Rusty-James's] dead-end mentality—his inability to verbalize much of anything, to come to grips with his anger about his alcoholic father and the mother who deserted him, even his distance from his own feelings."—Kirkus Reviews


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