|About the Book|
The author of The Outsiders, Rumble Fish, and That Was Then, This Is Now tells the story of Tex, an easygoing kid who at fifteen likes everyone and everything, especially his rambling rodeo-riding father, his horse, Negrito, and Johnny Collinss blue-eyed sister, Jamie. Tex, older-brother Mace, and their father live in a ramshackle house in Oklahoma and things arent so bad until Pop stays away too long and forgets to send money to the boys. Selling his horse Negrito is just the start bad events for Tex. Theres shocking news about Texs birth that sets him reeling, even driving him to the point of murder.