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Tex by S.E. Hinton

Tex (original 1979; edition 1989)

by S.E. Hinton

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Authors:S.E. Hinton
Info:Laurel Leaf (1989), Mass Market Paperback
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Tex by S. E. Hinton (1979)

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I need to give this book a second chance. I read it in the 9th grade and I don't I paid enough attention to it. I found an old used copy at a thrift store and it is on my "to read again" list. ( )
  Shahnareads | Jun 21, 2017 |
Old Children's Book. Liked it as a kid, but haven't read it in years. ( )
  wodenthewanderer | Apr 2, 2013 |
I have reread The Outsiders many times since I first discovered it, but I was very disappointed in That Was Then, This Is Now, another book by Ms. Hinton.

However, I am pleased to report that Tex is a worthwhile follow up read, a place to go to for a few hours, a story to sink into, deep.

Tex is 15, and is being raised by his older brother, Mace, in the absence of their father, who prefers the rodeo circuits to being home with his sons.

It's a trying time for the brothers, especially with money being short. Tex and his friend Johnny get into trouble over shenanigans, but Mace has his own demons he is struggling with.

And now Tex is in love.

Good read, entertaining, with some deeper elements that raise it above standard fare. ( )
  fuzzi | Jan 4, 2013 |
The author really did a good job of putting the moral in the story. At the beginning, Mason provided emotional support for Tex. This really helped Tex control his anger after his horse was sold. When he got in trouble at school, both his brother and his father showed up to pick him up. Even though they weren't his real brother or father, they still showed love and care for him. ( )
  Cyphred | Dec 12, 2011 |
Great Book! It had great action scenes! Great read! ( )
  bschroth04 | Jun 9, 2011 |
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"There ain't no bear in that bush," I said.
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Bronc-and-bike-happy Tex doesn't have a care in the world - until he learns a secret about his drifter dad that changes his life forever.
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“In Tex, the raw energy for which Hinton has justifiably reaped praise has not been tamed—it’s been cultivated, and the result is a fine, solidly constructed, and well-paced story.”—School Library Journal, Starred

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The love between two teenage brothers helps to alleviate the harshness of their usually parentless life as they struggle to grow up.

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