girl with a gun...,
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This review is from: Shotgun Gravy (Atlanta Burns Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
This is a roller-coaster ride of a novella, centring around Atlanta, a teenage girl experiencing the aftermath of a particularly unpleasant incident from her immediate past.
Forced to re-integrate into school life after an appreciable absence, she cannot seem to walk away from confrontation, and things get a little out of control as a result.
There is the stereotypical depiction of US high school that I (as an Englishman) have been exposed to: stratification of the student population into the haves, the have-nots and the freaks, kids driving their cars to school and a whole lot of angst over issues such as wealth, sexuality and race.
I liked the character of Atlanta. She's a strong, capable female that just can't let injustice stand. The peripheral characters were for me a little clichéd (note: clichéd given my previous exposure to such material from the US - this may be what it is actually like...what do I know...I live in the UK).
There's a suitable amount of violence and profanity that, for my mind, just push this over the line between teenage and adult fiction (at least, that's my story and I'm sticking to it).
It's a novella so, if it grips you, you'll probably finish it in a sitting or two.
All in all, I enjoyed it. It was a good little story, well executed. I've already got the next in the series and I'd definitely recommend them.
Nice one Chuck!