Taming the Star Runner Themes & Social Concerns

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Many of the social concerns and themes that characterize Taming the Star Runner closely resemble those in other Hinton novels: adolescent loneliness and the need to belong (which find outlets in gangs); the inevitability of change and the loss of innocence as the protagonist grows up; and Oedipal conflicts, worked out both in actual and in surrogate families. Travis Harris, age fifteen, has gone to live with his uncle in Oklahoma rather...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Taming the Star Runner from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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