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Travis is the epitome of cool, even when he's in trouble. But when he's sent to stay with his uncle on a ranch in the country, he finds that his schoolmates don't like his tough city ways.

He does find friendship of a sort with Casey, who runs a riding school at the ranch. She's the bravest person Travis has ever met, and crazy enough to try to tame the Star Runner, her beautiful, dangerous horse who's always on edge, about to explode. It's clear to Travis that he and the Star Runner are two of a kind, creatures not meant to be tamed.

Review:

"Taming the Star Runner is remarkable for its drive and the wry sweetness and authenticity of its voice....S. E. Hinton continues to grow in strength as a young adult novelist." New York Times

Review:

"Hinton builds a sparse plot around a predominately bleak theme. Although the story isn't fleshed out, tough-guy Travis will appeal to a certain readership." School Library Journal

Synopsis:

"A powerful story....Travis is Everyteen: part insecure hell-raiser, part closet intellectual, prone to both sneers and tears. Hinton continues to grow more reflective in her books, but her great understanding, not of what teenagers are but of what they can hope to be, is undiminished." Kirkus Reviews

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“A powerful story. . . . Travis is Everyteen: part insecure hell-raiser, part closet intellectual, prone to both sneers and tears. Hinton continues to grow more reflective in her books, but her great understanding, not of what teenagers are but of what they can hope to be, is undiminished.”—Kirkus Reviews

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About 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780440204794
Author:
Hinton, S. E.
Publisher:
Laurel Leaf Library
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Horses
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Horses -- Fiction.
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Authorship -- Fiction.
Subject:
Situations / General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Laurel-Leaf Contemporary Fiction
Series Volume:
93-04
Publication Date:
19891031
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
6.72x4.17x.58 in. .21 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 192 pages Laurel-Leaf Books - English 9780440204794 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Taming the Star Runner is remarkable for its drive and the wry sweetness and authenticity of its voice....S. E. Hinton continues to grow in strength as a young adult novelist."
"Review" by , "Hinton builds a sparse plot around a predominately bleak theme. Although the story isn't fleshed out, tough-guy Travis will appeal to a certain readership."
"Synopsis" by , "A powerful story....Travis is Everyteen: part insecure hell-raiser, part closet intellectual, prone to both sneers and tears. Hinton continues to grow more reflective in her books, but her great understanding, not of what teenagers are but of what they can hope to be, is undiminished." Kirkus Reviews
"Synopsis" by , “A powerful story. . . . Travis is Everyteen: part insecure hell-raiser, part closet intellectual, prone to both sneers and tears. Hinton continues to grow more reflective in her books, but her great understanding, not of what teenagers are but of what they can hope to be, is undiminished.”—Kirkus Reviews

An ALA Best Books for Young Adults

An ALA Quick Pick

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