It's been quite some time since I read a nice gritty western and I think that teens new to the genre will get a big kick out of this one. Kate Thompson comes home one day to discover her house on fire and father hanged, she immediately sets out to find and kill the murderers. As a girl this would be nearly impossible, but dressed as a boy, she stands a fighting chance. Armed with only her favorite horse and one of her father's pistols she plans to discover why her father was killed and to exact vengeance on the murderers. Filled with grit, lore, legend, and the wild west, this is a great read for fans of westerns or those who have never been introduced to the genre.