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Rumble Fish [NOOK Book]

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The classic YA novel RUMBLE FISH, written by celebrated novelist S.E. Hinton and immortalized by legendary film maker Francis Ford Coppola, now available as an eBook for the first time.

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,...
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Rumble Fish

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Overview

The classic YA novel RUMBLE FISH, written by celebrated novelist S.E. Hinton and immortalized by legendary film maker Francis Ford Coppola, now available as an eBook for the first time.

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.

From the author of THE OUTSIDERS, S.E. Hinton looks into a world where hope is hard to find, and violence is a fact of life.

“Stylistically superb. . . . This packs a punch that will leave readers of any age reeling.”—School Library Journal

“Sharper in focus and more mature in style than Hinton’s The Outsiders.”—Booklist

An ALA Best Books for Young Adults
A School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016406428
  • Publisher: Diversion Books
  • Publication date: 4/30/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 58,446
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

S.E. Hinton, was and still is, one of the most popular and best known writers of young adult fiction. Her books have been taught in some schools, and banned from others. Her novels changed the way people look at young adult literature.

Susan Eloise Hinton was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She has always enjoyed reading but wasn't satisfied with the literature that was being written for young adults, which influenced her to write novels like The Outsiders. That book, her first novel, was published in 1967 by Viking.

Once published, The Outsiders gave her a lot of publicity and fame, and also a lot of pressure. S.E. Hinton was becoming known as "The Voice of the Youth" among other titles. This kind of pressure and publicity resulted in a three year long writer's block.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    A Great Story For Years To Come

    Rumble Fish is a fine book that is trying to send a message about the gang violence that she was against that took place in cities. The book is definitely aimed for teens that are around the age of the characters. Everyone should read it, though. If you're a fan of action-packed fight scenes, you'll enjoy this book, but if you enjoy a more sophisticated read, this isn't for you. The story is based on a fourteen year-old named Rusty James. He is the toughest in the neighborhood and has an older brother called the Motorcycle Boy. But things take a turn for the worst, and Motorcycle Boy can't exactly help him. S.E. Hinton does a great job at making the reader live through the scenes and the thoughts of Rusty. It doesn't quite compare to "The Outsiders," but it is a modern classic and deserves recognition. I ranked it four stars because it's almost too easy to read.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2010

    Pretty Awesome Book!

    Rumble Fish was all together a good book that tries to send a message to people about violence. The book was an interesting, thriller book. The book was exciting and I didn't want it to end. The main characters are Rusty James, Steve, and The Motorcycle Boy. Rusty James is a fourteen year old who loves to fight. He wants to be like his brother, The Motorcycle Boy, a tough guy. Rusty James relies on The Motorcycle Boy to bail him out when he's in trouble, but he can't always do that anymore. S.E. Hinton did a good job writing this book. The plot was crazy, but interesting. Rusty James and The Motorcycle Boy are courageous and interesting characters. The theme of the book was a dark and tough place, a really good job! Rumble Fish had an interesting, but weird ending. The ending left me asking myself, is that it? I read the book in three days, and I say it's one of the best books I've ever read. I read another one of S.E. Hinton's books a while ago. "The Outsiders" is a pretty good book, but not as good as "Rumble Fish." This book is for guys who are teens and love action/fighting books.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2008

    Rumble Fish

    Rumble Fish is one of the few books that I've enjoyed reading. I guess I like it so much because it's about another low life gang member. A lot of people don't think that their stories are important or meaningful, but they are. I thought it was interesting because at the end one of those low life criminals did something he believed was morally right.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2014

    Amazing

    I am 12 years old and I loved this book. It is amazing and emotional. I am just in awe and................. I love it. Mr.hilton please right a book to me like this one. You are amazing!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2008

    Okay Writing

    Rumble Fish is about a kid who relies on his fists instead his head, and relies on his older brother to bail him out of those extremely troubling events. It's more in the category of 'That Was Then, This Is Now!' but didn't really have those Outsiders spinoffs. It lost me after a little bit.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2014

    Cloudy

    Cloudripple suddenly unfroze and pounced, clrenly killing a rabbit.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2014

    Mistyrose

    She padded bc to camp

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2014

    Spottedpine

    He laughed as he carrd his catch back to camp

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2014

    Rabbitwhisker

    Padded in.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2014

    The thud of horse hooves

    Can be heard in the distance. 'Hiyo silver!' ((Im the party pooper))

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2014

    Lilywolf

    The light gray tabby nods and trots shoulder to shoulder with Velvetstar back home. Lilywolf is happy to have finally gotten a chance to go hunting with her best friend and she has a smile to prove it. ~ Lilywolf &hearts

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2014

    Velvetstar

    Velvetstar stood, her backside sprinkled with snow. "Sounds good," she purred past a mouthful of the rabbits fur. The now all white shecat trotted beside Lilywolf back to Horseclan's camp, snow showering off her pelt as she went. -Velvetstar-

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2014

    Velvetstar

    Velvetstar opened her jaws as the scared rabbit collides with her, bringing her claws to either of its sides to block its escape. She shut her mouth on its slender neck and the prey goes limp. -Velvetstar-

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2014

    Rumble Fish?

    I hear that this book is great and i am looking at it, but does it have anything to do with fish?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2014

    Tayy

    Loved it so much and i didnt realize until the middle of the book that Motorcycle Boy and Rusty James are brothers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2014

    Tribe of Deepest Thunder

    ~ Storm Clouds at Night

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2013

    Great book!!!

    My mind has just been blown. I thought that motorcycle boy was awsome at first. Then I'm like he's a physco. Then I'm like that just the way he rolls. But I really think he might be just plain special. I hope Rusty James didn't end up like him.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2013

    Firestar

    He walked in

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2013

    Rumble Fish, Rusty is one of the characters in the book and is t

    Rumble Fish, Rusty is one of the characters in the book and is the main character in Rumble Fish. Rusty has an old friend named Steve he ran into. Rusty has been studying to become a high school teacher. He is scared of what happen to them when his old friend Steve invited him to dinner. James has been around, but not since he has been getting out of reformatting after servey years. Steve remembers of how much trouble they had got into and what has happen to them. Rusty stops by his girlfriend house, after Steve goes home. Patty rusty girlfriend, mother has to work night shift as a nurse. Patty has to baby-sit her little brothers. Rusty has been to the lake with his friends recently and has lied to patty that there were no girls there and patty got really mad at him. Rusty thinks he’s one of the dumbest kids in school. He’s in grad school and he thinks they separate the kids from smart to the dumbest. James found out his mother is in the hospital from a stroke. James is really upset and does’nt know what to do, he is really stressed out now with his mom in the hospital and school. James is always hanging out with Bendy; they are either playing pool or just hanging together. Rusty wants to be like his older brother. James was a fighter never thought it twice, he a had a quick temper. Rusty Just doesn’t  think before he do. Patty and Rusty made out and Rusty Just fell asleep afterwards. He’s supposed to fight Biff at 8:00, but he woke up at 7:30. Rusty always made a promise to Patty that he wasn’t going to fight any more, but he couldn’t just turn this down and be a punk. Biff really wants to kill Rusty for no reason and if there was a reason it was stupid. Biff and Rusty are to meet each other in vacant lot behind pet store. Rusty was warned  to be careful because Biff might come to vacant lot deep, but rusty wasn’t worried he was going to come deep.
    Alexis Daye

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  • Posted February 19, 2013

    So this book is about a boy and his friends. He thinks he is tou

    So this book is about a boy and his friends. He thinks he is toughest boy and nobody can stop him. But when he does get in trouble he always has one friend that makes everything better again. One day he gets a wakeup call and that boy is no longer can take care of him and get him out of trouble. He wants to be like his friend so bad that he will do anything he says and he tries to act all tough.

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