Rusty Jame's life isn't fair because he doesn't know his mother and his dad is an alcoholic.
One life lesson is to apply yourself because Rusty James was in all the dumb classes and most likely never went anywhere with his life
Smokey tells Rusty that his friends will all back him up at the fight. This shows that Smokey is loyal and respects his friend even though he wants to lead the gang.
Motorcycle Boy broke up the fight between Rusty & Biff so he is very calm & peaceful & doesn't like fighting.
I did like the book, but I feel like it could be better. It reminded me of "The Outsiders' and that's a classic. I wish it was longer and had more detail. It wasn't very exciting and the author could've made that better.