That was then this is now, by S.E. Hinton
Bryon and Mark were playing pool and hustled two people and they attempted to hurt them but Charlie saved them and they didn't hustle anymore.
2. "Growing up is losing some illusions, in order to acquire others" - Virginia Woolf
Bryon lost Mark as a friend and changed his life around
3. "It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are" - E.E. Cummings
Bryon found out Mark was selling LSD so Bryon made a courageous decision and turned him in.
Arthur's Theme :
Her theme about growing up is that part of growing up is about losing friends and gaining friends and do the right thing is part of growing up.
i feel like growing up is a key to surviving. When you grow up you make decisions that will change your friends and life.