Motorcycle Boy

Number of Pages: 122

I believe that the story "Rumble Fish" has a very plausibleplot because it's about a boy who is a former gang memberand always gets into fights. The boy's name is Russel James,he is fourteen, he likes to fight, he always gets introuble, and isn't very smart. The boy gets into trouble byfighting, getting drunk, and stealing, throughout the story,but instead of realizing he has got to stop and change hislife around, he get in more and more trouble. In my opinionthe story is plausible because the boy is telling the storyand he mentions things such as drugs, fights, stealing,gangs, and drinking and smoking. Which is very present inour society today. I would have to say that if anything this story wassad, because at the end of the story Russel's older brother,the Motorcycle Boy, was shot when he tried freeing theRumble Fish from the pet store. That would probably be themain reason the story was sad, besides the fact thatRussel's friend Steve had his mother put in the hospitalafter she became ill. I didn't really like the book because of the fact thatthere was no real big action in the story. Not to mention,that the Motorcycle Boy was one of the strangest charactersI had ever read about. He was so weird that no one in thestory really understood the way he thought. He was like anoutsider. I think there was good character development in thestory because the author wrote the story so that the maincharacter (Russel) often explained to the reader aboutthings that happened in the past to both him, and the othercharacters. There was realistic character action in the storybecause the characters didn't do things like fly around inthe clouds, or see through walls, they did normal stuff thatanyone I know could do. If you don't like or don't care if there's alot ofaction in a book then I would recommend this book to you. Onthe other hand , if you like a lot of action, and don't likebook without action, then I would not recommend this bookfor you. i think the most effective port of the story was whenthe Motorcycle Boy was shot. This event shocked me andtotally caught me off guard. If anything I would expectRussell to get shot. Probably because Russell seems to bemore of a trouble maker than Motorcycle Boy. I thought the book was alright but the one thing Ididn't like about the book was that the action wasn't there.I like books with a lot of action, but this book didn't have it.