The book Rumble Fish is by my favorite author- S.E Hinton. I loved this book, along with all her others. Rumble Fish is about a boy named Rusty-James (played by Matt Dillon in the movie) whose brother is seen as " the pied piper" or a "prince". In other words, his brother can't live down his rep, while Rusty-James can't live up to it. During this story, Rusty-James' girlfriend dumps him, he gets expelled from school, and his brother, his idol, dies. It's an amazing book and I recommend it to anyone who liked S.E Hinton's most popular book, The Outsiders.