Motorcycle Boy Essay Research Paper Number of

Motorcycle Boy Essay, Research Paper

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I believe that the story “Rumble Fish” has a very plausible

plot because it’s about a boy who is a former gang member

and always gets into fights. The boy’s name is Russel James,

he is fourteen, he likes to fight, he always gets in

trouble, and isn’t very smart. The boy gets into trouble by

fighting, getting drunk, and stealing, throughout the story,

but instead of realizing he has got to stop and change his

life around, he get in more and more trouble. In my opinion

the story is plausible because the boy is telling the story

and he mentions things such as drugs, fights, stealing,

gangs, and drinking and smoking. Which is very present in

our society today.

I would have to say that if anything this story was

sad, because at the end of the story Russel’s older brother,

the Motorcycle Boy, was shot when he tried freeing the

Rumble Fish from the pet store. That would probably be the

main reason the story was sad, besides the fact that

Russel’s friend Steve had his mother put in the hospital

after she became ill.

I didn’t really like the book because of the fact that

there was no real big action in the story. Not to mention,

that the Motorcycle Boy was one of the strangest characters

I had ever read about. He was so weird that no one in the

story really understood the way he thought. He was like an


I think there was good character development in the

story because the author wrote the story so that the main

character (Russel) often explained to the reader about

things that happened in the past to both him, and the other


There was realistic character action in the story

because the characters didn’t do things like fly around in

the clouds, or see through walls, they did normal stuff that

anyone I know could do.

If you don’t like or don’t care if there’s alot of

action in a book then I would recommend this book to you. On

the other hand , if you like a lot of action, and don’t like

book without action, then I would not recommend this book

for you.

i think the most effective port of the story was when

the Motorcycle Boy was shot. This event shocked me and

totally caught me off guard. If anything I would expect

Russell to get shot. Probably because Russell seems to be

more of a trouble maker than Motorcycle Boy.

I thought the book was alright but the one thing I

didn’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