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 eugh 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 t meant to be tamed.
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.