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5.0 out of 5 stars I soon found out that the young adult stories I loved as a teenager are just as compelling for adults, 6 Dec 2014
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I read S.E.Hinton books when younger and when I saw her books are available on Kindle I decided to download and revisit some old favourites. I soon found out that the young adult stories I loved as a teenager are just as compelling for adults.

This particular book revolves around Travis, a young writer with a volatile home life who moves to his Uncles in the Country where he finds that cool kids are defined in a different way to back home. The story focuses on his attempts to fit in and the friendships he builds as well as continuing the young writer storyline detailing his efforts to get published.

All in all a very good coming of age story.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Taming The Star Runner, 18 Oct 2003
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This is another great book from a great author. It concerns Travis, whose life undergoes many changes in a relatively short time. He has to move to the country to live with his Uncle after a run in with his step-father.There he goes from being one of the coolest kids in school to finding out that social status is not necessarily a personal choice. He also starts hanging around a stables where he meets Casey and her Demon-like horse 'The Star Runner'.
While it is in no way autobiographical, S E Hinton seems to have drawn a lot from personal experience as Travis is a writer whose first novel is about to be published.
I loved this book because like 'The Outsiders' and 'Tex', it has a good storyline with likeable characters. It is very different from both 'Rumble Fish' and 'That Was Then, This Is Now' as it is not hard to understand and it has a good ending.
S E Hinton is one of my favourite authors and I think with this book she is running true to form.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The recipient loved it., 10 July 2014
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This review is from: Taming the Star Runner (Paperback)
Arrived promptly. The recipient loved it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Choices or fate?, 30 April 2014
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Adult characters frequent more in this book, giving another level of consideration to the young characters.
Travis goes to live with his uncle on his father's side, to put as much distance between him and his step-dad as possible.
Travis has written a book, fallen in love, spent time with a three year old and has had his old life smack him from behind. He learns from the bottom up to be his own person in a world that he would have never chosen for himself, but would never leave now for his old life.
Taming the Star Runner is a book with awareness for others and liking the way it feels...sometimes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Teenager / YA novel.,, 14 Sep 2014
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Don't remember reading this one as a kid so thought I'd try it out - possibly losses something not being a teenager anymore ;) but it was fun reading it nonetheless :)
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