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From celebrated novelist S.E. Hinton, the classic YA novel TEX, now available as an eBook for the first time.

Tex McCormick, fifteen, is happy: happy living in a small town in Oklahoma; happy living with his big brother Mason; and especially happy to live next door to his best friend Johnny, and Johnny's sister Jamie. But with money running out and no sign of Pop for months on end, Mason is getting nervous. He's talking about leaving Oklahoma too, for good. Feeling adrift, Tex goes looking for — and finds — trouble. When happiness is impossible to find, how will Tex keep himself and his family together?

From the author of THE OUTSIDERS, S.E. Hinton’s classic story explores the true meanings of strength and vulnerability.

“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

An ALA Best Books for Young Adults
A School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
A New York Public Library Books for the Teen-Age
An American Book Award Nominee
169 printed pages
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Have you already read it? How did you like it?


  • dearsmith6759shared an impression3 months ago
    👍Worth reading
    🔮Hidden Depths
    💞Loved Up

    I finished it in like 20 minutes

  • Priscilla Josephshared an impression4 years ago
    👍Worth reading

    I really loved this book! I think there were a bunch of life lessons in it. It really teaches you things and is heartwarming.

  • Leila Encinasshared an impression3 years ago
    👍Worth reading


  • gmorr647has quoted5 years ago
    That would be all he needed, Cole catching him with cigarettes on top of everything else.
  • Real Fairyhas quoted2 years ago
    Then, worried that I sounded too sarcastic
  • Ryleigh Barberhas quoted5 years ago
    Not in the near future. Anyway it’s none of your business.”

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