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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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Overview

“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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A School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881030501
  • Publisher: Sanval, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/1989
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
  • Pages: 191
  • Sales rank: 1,385,807
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 4.00 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

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 society.” The author lives in Tulsa, OK.
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  • Posted January 21, 2010

    wonderful!!!!!!!!

    TEX




    January 18, 2010



    It was 1979, a young teenage boy named Tex and his older brother Mason live alone in a house somewhere. Tex's mother died a while back and his father is away at a rodeo and has been for a few years. Most mornings Tex would be outside riding on his horse before school. Most days Tex's friend Johnny comes to pick him up for school on his dirt bike and they ride together to school. Tex is always getting into trouble at school. One day at school Tex lights his school project on fire and gets sent to the office. Tex has an older brother named Mason, one day after school Tex came home to find that Mason sold his horse and Tex's horse. Tex was deeply upset by this and he threw a fit and started throwing things through the windows. This caused a fight between him and Mason. There father came home after being away from home for a few years. Tex was all excited to see his dad, while Mason could have cared less. Tex decides he is going to buy his horse back and when he approaches the new owners they refuse to sell him back to Tex. Tex falls in love with Johnny's sister. Tex gets into trouble for lighting fireworks in the teachers lounge and has to be taken home from school. Lem takes Tex to a clients house with him while he is trying to sell something and the customer flips out and shoots Tex.To find out what happens next read the book.

    Some of the positive reasons I chose this book is because it is a very exciting book. I was very pleased with the content and how long it was. It was suspenseful and kept me turning the pages to see what happens next. I like the action and also the emotions in the book. There were a few negative things about the book. One thing I found was it could have had more characters and maybe a little more dramatic. The plot could have been better too.

    The author wrote in first person all through the story because it talks from his perspective. All through the story it talks from Tex's perspective. The chapters had interesting topics which held my attention. The Author used mostly simple words, probably because it was geared toward young readers. The Author wrote such detail that you could almost picture yourself there.

    I would recommend this book to anyone who likes to read about teenage conflicts. The three reasons I would recommend this book are as follows. It was a very exciting book. I think it was easy to relate to the characters. It had action, emotion and suspense.

    Some similar novels are Taming The Star Runner, That Was Then,This Is Now, and The Rumblefish . I would recommend Things Not Seen. It is a very interesting book. Next I recommend The River. This book is a very exciting book because it is an awesome adventure, lastly I recommend The Outsiders, the book is so action packed I could not put it down.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 6, 2009

    review for tex

    Tex is about a boy named Tex who lives out in the country with his brother and father. His father leaves the house often for rodeos, and leaves little money for the boys. Pop finally comes back home, and Tex starts dating Johnny's sister, Jamie. The story adds more and more tragic events that happed to Tex with a surprising ending about his birth. I think the author intended to talk about how everyone has rough times through life, but we just have to move on. Overall, the book was surprising one of the best books I've ever read. I hope everyone reads this review, and learns about this book.
    This book is taken place in Oklahoma. The family lives out in the country, and aren't very rich. Their mom died a few years ago, and their father goes away for his job for a while. Their dad doesn't leave them enough money to live. It's basically about them surviving without parents. If you like a sad story with a surprising ending, then you should read this book.
    The style of this story is a romance/action book. It's hard to explain what it is because there are so many styles in it. The characters of the story are the Tex, Mason, Pop, Johnny, Jamie, and Lem. The setting takes place in Oklahoma, out in the country. The theme of the story is that everyone has sad moments in their live, but you have to move on and forget about it. At the end, Tex does find out why his older brother has been acting weird lately with Pop gone and everything. I can't tell because it would give the story away, so you need to read it. I think this is the best book I have read by S.E Hinton.
    This book was very enjoyable; I hope you think that too. If you like tragic books with unexpected endings then this is the book for you. It is confusing to follow at first, but if you read it carefully you'll understand it. In conclusion, this book is good. Maybe not the best, but it was still good. I think many kids would like this because it was a mixture of many different styles in it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2009

    Wonderful!!!!!!!

    This book is one of the best books I have read because it's just so amazing in each way. There were alot of things going on in the book that were random, but it all makes sense in the end because Tex can really relate to those events that happen. I don't know how Hinton does it each time, but she always seems to surprise you. If you want a real heart breaker, try "That Was Then, This Is Now" or "The Outsiders". They're amazing.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2014

    Lilywolf

    (Mwahaha!!!! It's a plan! Alright let let post real quick at camp and follow my lead. ;) ) Lilywolf lets out a sighs and murmers, "Well we can't spend the night here. My clan will worry and the kits will need food. Fortunately I think Mouseheart was able to feed them before she disappeared. Otherwise I don't think they would be doing so well. If you get a mouse back at camp, I can try to grind it up enough for them to eat. We have to pray that works. There aren't any shecats with milk right now." The tabby gets up, much to the protest of the kits and scoops up the shekit. "You take him." She meows through her mouthful of kit. "Rosie follow us. We're going back to camp and you can help look after these little guys. I will send patrols out to look for Mouseheart later. I just hope she's alright." Turning, Lilywolf trots back to camp with the little shekit meowing softly. ~ Lilywolf &hearts

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2014

    Mouse

    (Sure! Lily wouldn't have a way to know anyways I guess) The two kits are comforted to have Lilywolfs warm fur as shelter and nuzzle into her tabby fur. They are hungry though, and while the tom remained quit, the shekit beings whining in tiny whimpers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2014

    Lilywolf to Mouseheart (ON Computer)

    The light g

    Lilywolf to Mouseheart (ON Computer) <br />

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    The light gray tabby shecat races after Mouseheart, praying that she'll be okay. &quot;She really needs someone to look out for her.&quot; She thinks. &quot;She has not been making great decisions lately.&quot; Lilywolf glaces across the prairie and watches as Blackclaw heads the wrong way. The shecat rolls her eyes. It is obvious that the tom does not know Horseclan territory well. Turning to face the wind, the deputy picks up traces of Mouseheart's scent along with Rosepetal's. &quot;What in Starclan's name is she up to out here?&quot; She wonders, following the trail. She has soon pinpointed Mouseheart and realizes what she has done. Lilywolf cautiously approaches the fox den and whispers, &quot;Mouseheart? Are you okay? It's me, Lilywolf. I just want to make sure you're alright.&quot; The tabby slips inside the den and gently nudges Rosepetal away. &quot;Rosie, this is Mouseheart, one of our new clanmates and she just had kits.&quot; The shecat's eyes land on the twins and she purrs, proud of Mouseheart. &quot;They were just born and can't play yet. Why don't you go get Mouseheart a drink? I bet she could use one.&quot; Lilywolf turns back to Mouseheart and meows, &quot;I'm glad you're alright Mouseheart. What were you doing running away? I know you were nervous but it is much more dangerous to have your kits out here then at camp.&quot; The tabby sniffs the kits and sighs. &quot;Well they seem to be healthy so that's good.&quot; Backing up, the shecat exits the den, callling, &quot;I'll be back shortly.&quot; Then she leaps on top of the den and from its height is able to spot Blackclaw. She tracks him down quickly and soon locates him. Lilywolf steps out to confront the tom. &quot;Blackclaw.&quot; She meows, firm but not threatening. &quot;I know where Mouseheart is. I will take you to her but I am going to need your cooperation. We have some things to discuss and you need to keep in mind what is best for your new family. Now hurry. She's over here.&quot; Lilywolf leads the way back to the fox den and allows the black tom to slip in ahead of her. Once he has settled with Mouseheart and the two new kits, she curls her tail around her paws and begins, &quot;Mouseheart, Blackclaw, you both need to understand something. In Horseclan, cats are not allowed to have mates from outside the clan. It is seen as disloyal. We can not break this rule or have any exceptions because this only leads to pain. So I have an idea. Blackclaw, if you are willing, I will allow you to join Horseclan. This is mostly for Mouseheart's sake because after the disrespectful way that you treated my clan, I have half a mind to shred you. However if you agree to join Mouseheart in her lessons on clan life, then I will teach both of you and you will be accepted. It is your choice. But I fear if you stay out here your family will be at risk.&quot; Lilywolf waits for their response, slightly annoyed that the black tom had put Mouseheart in such a position to begin with. - Lilywolf ♥

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2014

    Rosepetal

    Rosepetal was next to Lilywolf, holding the moss, wondering where Mouse went. Setting it down, she sniffed the air. "She left," she muttered, only able to tell Mouse had left on her hown but not to where. ~Rose &hearts~

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2014

    Mouse

    Mouse runs in the dark night until she simply cannot anymore. Heart racing, the tabby holds back a sharp shriek of pain as knows she has little time left. As clouds part, moonlight briefly lights up her surroundings and Mouse knows where she is. A fox had made it's den on a small rock ledge, leaving a hidden nest on the inside. The fox hadn't been here in a while, she knows from a personal run in that this fox was out near the twoleg place. The tabby hauls herself in and frowns at the heavy fox scent, but she knows the smell will hide her own and struggles deeper in. Mouse whines as another sharp pain threatns her to stop moving, and the tabby nearly collapses onto her side. Afraid, Mouse tries to calm herself enough to think straight. She had to push, she thinks, sides heaving painfully. Wether she was prepared or not, the first kit was on it's way. Mouse gives an extremely painful push, inhales another breath, then pushes again and the first kit is born. Her expression a mixture of pain, fear, and worry, the tabby instinctively lifts herself enough to pull the kit to her belly and begin licking it's soft fur. The second kit was on it's way then, and Mouse lets her head fall again. Slightly more prepared, the tabby gives a strained push, gritting her teeth. With one last push the second kit entered the world and, wasting no time, Mouse again draws the kit closer to her stomach to nurse and licks it's pelt to warm the tiny bundle up. Panting, Mouse is relieved to be done and lets her head rest on her paws. She looks at each kit with a worried blue gaze that imediately switched to one of love. She looked at the twin kit with almost identicle pelts and smiles lovingly. One tom and one shekit, Mouse rests her muzzle close to them both and despite her pan she purrs. Closing her eyes, the new mother safegaurds her kits with a proud smile.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2014

    Wind

    He nodded and grabed the tom, following lilywolf back to the camp.... - W1N|)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2014

    Great book. kept my attention

    Great book. kept my attention

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2014

    Hehe

    I like pie! Hehe

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2014

    A very intresting book

    Well i liked the author s.e hilton and if uou liked this book you shoul read the outsiders

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2013

    Addicting

    When I got into reading it, the book was hard to put down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2013

    Loved it

    This was an amazing book! I fell in love with this book from the very beginning. Even though Tex didn't remind me of myself, Mason definitely reminded me of both of my brothers combined!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    It made me poo

    My arse

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  • Posted January 11, 2012

    One of S.E. Hinton's best!

    Another terrific novel by S.E. Hinton about adolescence with a challenging socioeconomic status under the supervision of mostly poor role models. "Tex" reminds all of us that poor kids can live in rural environments, as well as urban. But the challenges are still the same, and in some ways even harder. But a strong spirit and a wonderful personality in the protagonist make this a terrific read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2011

    Buy it, you won't regret spending the money!

    This is one of my all time favorite books, and believe me I read dozens of books every year, and I never fail to re-read this one. In fact, my copy is nearly falling apart, not from rough treatment, just from reading it that many times. Tex's character is genious, there's something so simple about him, yet once in awhile he says something that makes you realize there really is much more to him than you first expect. It's a simple story, yet utterly captivating. There are many turns that you don't expect and it's one of S.E. Hinton's best books.

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  • Posted February 19, 2011

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    Beautiful book

    this book is amazing.it touches you in the heart to see how tex(the main character)makes it in the book. you should reaaly buy it. i didn't regret buying this book. it was one of my 's.e. hinton' books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2010

    Definately read!

    S. E. Hinton wrote this book with great intensions. You can definitely tell that he likes to twist the book up to get you thinking. He tries to tell the readers that some people hold on to their pasts and some people don't. The book's very deep and requires a lot of thought. For me, it definitely made me realize that the saying "don't judge a book by its cover."Tex is about a boy named Texas who struggles with himself more than others it seems. His father is continually on the road at rodeos and so his brother, Mason, is providing for the both of them while trying to juggle being the best basketball player in school. He sells Tex and his horses. Tex's horse, Nigrito, was Texas's pride and joy and he loved that horse. When he found out Mace sold him he ran away after Mace went off on him and beat him up. This style of writing is more toward a teenage group. It focuses on the challenges that teens usually face. It is in a book that is more towards guys since Tex is telling the story. The main characters are Mace, Lem, Tex, Pop, Johnny, and Jamie. The plot of the story starts when Mason sells Tex's horse and Tex tries to retrieve it. I say this book has a great lesson for anyone to figure out. All teenagers should at least consider this book for reading. It is filled with moments of intensity and won't allow you to look up from the pages. Tex is someone that could be an inspiration to teens for going through so many traumatic events and love and discussions that are life changing. It's an amazing novel.

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  • Posted January 25, 2010

    Truly Amazing Novel

    In the book Tex by S.E Hinton, a young boy named Tex, who lives in Texas, goes threw an experience that is very difficult to deal with, growing up too fast. Tex has lived most of his life with his brother Mason by themselves. Tex's best friend Johnny, always hangs out with him and they do everything together. Tex also has another friend who he likes a lot, her name is Jamie, she is Johnny's sister. Tex has never had someone really rely on him, without his father he can't expect it to ever happen. A main conflict through out the novel is Tex against himself, Tex can't figure out what he can do at all times, he has always been getting into trouble. He must control his urge to do stuff and just settle down sometimes or he his going to get in more trouble then he has ever been in.

    "TT" On one regular day, Tex goes to school, he comes home strait after to spend time with his horse Negrito. When he gets home, he finds out that his brother has sold his horse and Negrito to help pay for the house repair bill he got. Tex reacts very violent to the bad news, him and his brother get a fight over the horses. Later Tex leaves the house looking for the horses, while he is looking for them, Tex's friends Johnny and Jamie bump into him and recognize the bruises from the fight. His brother pulls up and tells him to get into the car. The next day Bob Collins takes Johnny and Tex to the fair, after he takes them to a party, the boys get drunk for the first time. After a fight with Johnny, Tex goes to look for him at the gravel pits. After Johnny fails to jump the creek with his motorcycle, Tex manages to make it. Mason is very disappointed to hear about Tex's stunt. Tex later discovers that the family's friend Lem is dealing drugs to take care of his family. More exciting adventures come towards this family, and also heart felt moments. I really liked this book because it relates to modern society, that most tenagers are growing up to fast. Most people could relate to this book. What I disliked was that the story takes place in a town, it would be more exciting if it was placed in a modern city environment. Other wise this book is one of the best I have ever read.

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