Tex by S. E. HintonTex by S. E. Hinton

Tex

byS. E. Hinton

Paperback | August 6, 2013

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From the best-selling author of The Outsiders, S.E. Hinton's Tex explores friendships, conflict, depression, self-destructive behavior, and truth and acceptance. This edition includes a new and exclusive Author's Note.

Easygoing and reckless, Tex, likes everyone and everything, especially his horse, Negrito, and Johnny Collins' blue-eyed sister, Jamie. Life with his older brother, Mason, would be just about perfect if only he would stop complaining about Pop, who hasn't been home in five months.  While Mason worries about paying the bills and getting a basketball scholarship--his ticket out of Oklahoma--Tex just seems to attract trouble. When everything seems to be falling apart, how can Tex find a way to keep things together?
S. E. Hinton wrote her first novel, The Outsiders, when she was 16. She was the recipient of the ALA’s first Margaret A. Edwards Award, which honors authors “whose books have provided young adults with a window through which they can view their world and which will help them to grow and to understand themselves and their role in societ...
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Title:TexFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.31 × 5.56 × 0.48 inPublished:August 6, 2013Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0385375670

ISBN - 13:9780385375672

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tex Nice easy read with great meaning - you will walk away with something. Not as good as the outsiders, but still good.
Date published: 2017-11-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from S.E. Hinton Does it Again #plumreview S.E. Hinton has a way of writing that brings the reader into her novels.
Date published: 2017-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good book I love all of the S. E. Hinton book's and this is no exception. Interesting and good read
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Reading Response Assignment The book I chose to review is “Tex” by S.E. Hinton, it consists of 224 pages. This author has written many other books, including “The Outsiders”, this book was very popular in middle school, and we read it as a group project along with many other schools, because of the truthful lesson behind the words. It was changed into a successful movie, and we watched that as well. Another one I recently read of hers was “Rumble Fish” , it was short and intriguing as well as “Tex” was. Susan Eloise Hinton, S.E. Hinton’s full name, began writing at a pretty young age and actually wrote “The Outsiders” while in high school. She has written over a dozen books and is very successful in her genre of young-adult novels. The theme of this novel definitely has some power behind it. The book really shows you why love is more powerful than hate, why it is easier and better for your soul to forgive, but never forget. The conflict of this story truly is within Tex, the main character, himself. He likes to bottle things up, which I can relate to, and end up exploding without reason down the road. As I have stated before, Susan is a young-adult author and she truly executes it well. The plot is basically about two young adult boys who get left behind in Oklahoma by their Pop who is a Rodeo King. He leaves behind very little money which creates conflict between the two brothers, as they move through the next almost year without their Pop to take care of them, they must stick together to save themselves from the challenges they will face. In this book, there are a few secrets that become revealed that make you say “What the heck did I just read?” She can throw in details like no tomorrow, and us as young adults love that thrill when reading it. I have a few quotes that I think really represent the mood of this book and the messages behind them. The first one is: “In the daytime you aren't afraid of anything.” Tex says this while in a hospital bed, after being shot by a drug dealer in a sketchy apartment with Lem, his older brother Mason’s old best friend. Which really speaks to me. In the daytime I am not afraid of anything, I could walk down the sketchy streets of London without a care in the world, but as soon as dusk starts to fall, I immediately get scared, even in my own household, I truly find it hard to like the dark, I like the quiet, although I have a huge fear of the unknown, if someone will be there trying to kill me, just random thoughts. The second quote I chose is: “All my life I wanted somebody who knew more than I did to tell me the truth.” Mason says this, after exploding in a fight with their Pops, accidentally telling Tex that the father figure he grew up with isn’t his actual father. I can also relate to this, as I always believed when I was younger that everyone truly did tell the truth, y’know that Santa was real, but I don’t think parents truly realize just how much these things crush us, and ruin our trust for people around us. And, the very final quote is “Some people go, some people stay. I'm staying.” Tex says this, as a lot of the people surrounding him are going places, such as College, getting married, having babies, but he feels the need to stay where he is and continue his lifestyle. As we go through life we really do grow and change, but sometimes where we are is where we stay. Everyone is different. I feel I do have sort of a connection to this book. I can really relate to Tex, even though he is a boy, he is lost in this world, just as I am, unsure of where his journey will take him. Everyone else around him seems to know something that he doesn’t, and they know where they are going. It always stings a little to hear people’s journeys as you forget about your own journey. Never lose sight of your journey path. I would recommend this book definitely to teens, who need that sense of pick me up, and relatable content. Or, someone who just wants a good, quick read.
Date published: 2016-11-08