Easygoing, direct, and reckless, Tex at fifteen likes everyone and everything, especially his horse, Negrito and Johnny Collins's blue-eyed sister, Jamie. Tex thinks life with his seventeen-year-old brother, Mason, in their ramshackle house would be just about perfect if only Mace would relax. He's always complaining about Pop, who hasn't been home in five months, worrying about paying the bills, and concentrating on getting a basketball scholarship so he can get out of Oklahoma. As for Tex, his greatest talent is attracting trouble. He can't imagine life without his big brother. Can Tex find a way to keep things together when everything seems to be falling apart?