||After a violent fight with his stepfather, 16-year-old Travis Harris is sent to live with his Uncle Ken--the brother of Travis's father, who died in Vietnam before Travis was born. Travis has a reputation for trouble, but he also considers himself a serious writer and even sends a manuscript to a publishing company. Settling into his new surroundings, Travis begins working at his uncle's horse stable, where he sets out to tame a wild horse in hopes of impressing Casey, a beautiful horse trainer. Will Travis's troublesome past come back to haunt him?
||His boot felt empty without the knife in it.
||Travis is the epitome of cool, even when hes in trouble. But when hes sent to stay with his uncle on a ranch in the country, he finds that his schoolmates dont like his tough city ways.He does find friendship of a sort with Casey, who runs a riding school at the ranch. Shes the bravest person Travis has ever met, and crazy enough to try to tame the Star Runner, her beautiful, dangerous horse whos 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.
|Editors Note 3
||A misguided youth is sent to stay with his uncle in a town where his cool city ways don't earn him the respect they did at home. He turns his back on the kids his age, but his unusual friendship with a young horse trainer teaches him about life, love and loss. "Devoted fans will leap on Hinton's new novel".-- School Library Journal.