Tex Author:S. E. Hinton ISBN 0-440-97850-5 (PERMA-BOUND) — Easygoing, thoughtless, and direct, Tex at fifteen likes everyone and everything, especially his rambling rodeo-riding father; his horse, Negrito; and Johnny Collins's blue-eyed sister, Jamie. He thinks life with his older brother in their ramshackle house would be just about perfect if only Mace would stop comp... more »laining about Pop and forget all his schemes to leave Oklahoma.
When Pop stays away too long and forgets to send money altogether, Mace starts to rule the house with an iron fist. Even worse, he reveals a fact about Tex that ends his easygoing days forever.
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