More writers like Susan Hinton and We'd stop worrying about how to keep teenagers reading. For all the trouble the finds, in school and out. Tex remains easy-going and carefree - unlike big brother Mason who's worried himself into an ulcer acting as man-of-the-house while Pop disappears for months. But one row blows the top off Tex's world and he comes nearer than ever to getting himself killed before he learns to cope. All the usual Hinton trademarks but the first person narration is much less gauche than before. Like her first three books, this just can't fail.