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What is the theme in the book, "Rumble Fish,"  by S.E. Hinton?

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What is the theme in the book, "Rumble Fish,"  by S.E. Hinton?

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There are a few major themes. They are: fate, alienation/abondonment, hopelessness, and poverty.

The main character has to grapple with a sense that his life is hopeless and that nothing can change that.

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poverty, alienation, fate, drug abuse, gang, heroship are themes.

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