Scarlet is a wonderful protagonist. The way she narrates the story with slang and sass was entertaining. The basic archetypes from the legends are re-imagined and fleshed out with new, gritty back-stories. There's plenty of adventuring and outwitting of sheriffs to keep the reader turning pages. Readers looking for a romantic story won't be disappointed either. It has a little something for everyone.
Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen
7th - 8th Grade
Tags: Adventure, Historical Fiction, Retellings, Romance