Tex and Mason was abandoned by their father
Tex and Mason McCormick have almost been abandoned by their father, who is following the rodeo circuit, and Mason has developed an ulcer taking care of Tex, being a star athlete, and working to get into college. He is even forced to sell Tex’s horse, Negritude, when the two boys run out of money. The action is fast-paced: Tex and his friend Johnny are constantly getting into trouble, Tex and Johnny’s sister Jamie develop a romance, and Mason’s friend Lem is dealing drugs.
I recommend everyone to read this book.