Author: S.E. Hinton
Rusty-James isn't book-smart--he relies on his fists instead of his brains. So far whenever he gets into trouble, his older brother, the Motorcycle Boy, has bailed him out. Then one day Rusty-James's world comes apart in an explosive chain of events--and this time the Motorcycle Boy isn't around to pick up the pieces.
I remember reading this for English in school, and loving it. I can't remember everything about it, but I remember thinking it was to short. I wanted it to last longer. It think it's time for a reread.