The theme of this story is that people who grow up in rough areas, can be good people in the future.
Evidence is that Rusty-James becomes more than what was expected of him.
Another theme could be that friends leave, and sometimes it is a good thing
Steve leaves Rusty, to protect himself from trouble.
Rusty liked being the center of attention, and enjoyed the drama.
¨I liked fighting, i was good at it.¨
He got expelled
Rusty was not the most well behaved.
I liked the book. Because it told you about why Rusty acted the way he did. The book was pretty exiting, especially the action scenes, like fights or police chases. To make the book a bit better maybe the author could have put more of Rusty´s present life in the book.