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...

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