Tex Book Review
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Tex book review

S. E. Hinton
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Title: Tex

Author: S. E. Hinton

Average number of words per page: more than 100

33 readers have rated this story.
Average story rating: 8.5/10.0
33 readers have rated the illustrations.
Average illustration rating: 6.7/10.0

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Story Rating
9.9 out of a possible 10.0
Book review by: hanz
age: 14

Review submitted on 07/14/2002 at 16:24:15

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Illustrations Rating
5.0 out of a possible 10.0

hanz writes the following about Tex :
I thought that this was an amazing book. It has excellent character descriptions. Tex is a 15 year old boy whose world is simple and fun. He loves easily and doesn't hate. At least not until he finds that his older brother, Mason, has sold his horse. Tex is a horse fanatic, and Negrito, his horse was his best friend besides Johnny Collins, his human best friend. Tex and Johnny have a similar mind set. They are both pretty easy going, although Tex is the more reckless of the two. Mason is too practical for Tex, and is always tense and worried and highstrung. Mason gets mad when he gets sad, and tries as hard as he can to cover it up when he's mad. Their father rides in Rodeos, and is never home. Mason thinks he won't come back at all. Mason's a local basketball hero, and is determined to get out of Garyville and go to college on a basketball scholarship. Tex is struggling to hold things together as he sees the people he loves moving towards different directions, and wonders where he'll be left once everybody else gets where they want to be.
This is a story about growing up, and learning. Tex experiences his first true love, his first hate, and his first real loss in this book. Part-way through the story Tex and Mason meet a reckless killer who some readers will recognize from another S. E. Hinton story, and Tex and Mason wonder if that could be Tex in several years. Tex notes that he wouldn't know, as he hadn't experienced any real emotional pain that would push him to be so terrible. In this book Tex does experience pain and loss and hurt, but he comes out stronger at the end.
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