Author: S.E. Hinton
Date of Publication: 1975
Biographical information about the author: S.E. Hinton is the author of nine books and has received over 25 awards from those books. She wrote her first book "The Outsiders" at age sixteen and has received a lot of praise from it. "Rumble Fish", her second book, has also received numerous amounts of praise. Her most recent book was published in 1995 and her first book was published in 1967. She currently lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her husband and son. Plot Reference: It all starts out on the beach when Rusty-James meets his old friend, Steve Hays, for the first time in five years. The two decided to have dinner and sit down and discuss all the memories they had when they were in junior high school. Then Rusty-James suddenly remembers almost everything that happened. He was hanging out at Benny's, playing pool, and he heard that one of his foes, Biff Wilcox, was out to kill him. So they set a fight time at eight o'clock that night. Biff Wilcox showed up with his gang and so did Rusty-James, except Biff had one thing that Rusty-James didn't have. A knife. The fight went on and Rusty-James and Biff went at it. Rusty-James' main goal was to get the knife away from Biff. He grabbed the arm that the knife was in and shook it loose. Suddenly Rusty-James' role model, his older brother, Motorcycle Boy shows up. Rusty-James loses his attention on the fight and Biff capitalizes on it. Biff grabs the knife and slashes Rusty-James in his ribcage. The fight was over. Rusty-James gave up and Biff Wilcox had one. They kept discussing a lot of other insignificant events. Then he remembers an event that he will never forget. It was one night when Rusty-James, Motorcycle Boy, and Steve went across the bridge to town. They were walking home on the streets, in the middle of it in fact. Rusty-James and Steve decide to go through the alley-way to take a shortcut home without Motorcycle Boy....