Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Rumble Fish, by S.E. Hinton

Rumble Fish, by S.E. Hinton, is about a young boy named Rusty James who wants to be just like his older brother, Motorcycle Boy. Rusty enjoys fighting and, of course, girls. Rusty fights for his reputation and expects Motorcycle Boy to always be there to assist him of course until the day where Motorcycle Boy isn't there. Read to find out what happens. I really loved this story because there are many people who rely on others for support but you have to learn that they aren't going to always be there for you. It is a very lovely and touching story. I recommend this book to everyone because the moment you pick up the book, you won't want to put it down.

-Reviewed by T.N., grade 9.

Monday, July 4, 2011

That Was Then, This Is Now, by S.E. Hinton

That Was Then, This Is Now, by S.E. Hinton, is a very sad yet interesting story. It is about two 16 year olds, Mark and Bryon who have been like brothers since childhood. They had been growing up in a rough neighborhood and had gotten into many tragic situations. Now they have grown apart and treat life differently. This story is very touching and emotional. I'll recommend this book to anyone who enjoys books based on true stories. I honestly loved this book and have read it more than once.

-Reviewed by T.N., grade 9.