It is not hard, since Steve has been weird, reckless, since his mother went in the hospital. The three walk across the bridge, Rusty-James carrying a bottle of sneaky Pete he filled with cherry vodka. Steve does not normally drink, but he does now. Motorcycle Boy does not, saying he likes to stay in control. Steve says that makes good sense, having warned Rusty-James about drinking too much. He is worried Rusty-James will end up like his old man.
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What do you learn about Rusty James' father that is a surprise considering the family is on welfare. After partying all night at a local lake, Rusty doesn't make it to school until one o'clock the next day. What does the school guidance counselor tell Rusty when he arrives? What does Steve do that surprises Rusty James? In chapter 7, it is mentioned that Motorcycle Boy often runs through red lights while driving.
Chapter 7 Summary
Rusty James, an absent-minded street thug struggles to live up to his legendary older brother's reputation, and longs for the days when gang warfare was going on. Rusty James is the leader of a small, dying gang in an industrial town. He lives in the shadow of the memory of his absent, older brother -- The Motorcycle Boy. His mother has left, his father drinks, school has no meaning for him and his relationships are shallow. He is drawn into one more gang fight and the events that follow begin to change his life.
Post a Comment. Wednesday, April 7, Chapter 7 pages Usually I have to beg Steve to come anywhere with me, but this time he didn't put up a fight he just came. Steve wasn't himself since his mom went into the hospital. He seemed very empty. We stopped at the river cause motorcycle boy wanted to. He loved rivers. Steve suprisingly took a drink out of the bottle.