Rumblefish

Rumblefish

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Fourteen year-old Rusty-James idolizes his elder brother, the Motorcycle Boy, and wants to be just like him. Once the leader of a huge street gang, Motorcycle Boy remains calm, even laughs, in the face of danger. He is the toughest street-fighter around and the most respected guy on their side of the river. Suddenly Rusty-James' brother changes, becomes a loner and shuns gangs and fighting, comparing them to rumblefish - Siamese fighting fish so ferocious that they attack their own reflections in a mirror. Rusty-James is torn between blind adoration for his brother and an eagerness to return to the days of street fights and both boys rush heedlessly into danger.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 127 x 193.04 x 7.62mm | 90.72g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • Puffin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • 014131253X
  • 9780141312538

Author information

S E Hinton wrote THE OUTSIDERS, her first book, when she was 17 - it was a phenomenal success. Its publication enabled her to attend the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma; she graduated in 1970 with a major in education. S E Hinton was the first recipient of the American Library Association Award for an outstanding contribution to Young Adult Literature. She continues to live in Tulsa, Oklahoma.show more

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