Vengeance Road

Title

Vengeance Road

Authors

Erin Bowman

Publisher

Young Readers Paperback

Publication Year

2017

ISBN

9780544466388

Pages

336 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

When Kate Thompson’s father is killed by the notorious Rose Riders for a mysterious journal that reveals the secret location of a gold mine, the eighteen-year-old disguises herself as a boy and takes to the gritty plains looking for answers and justice. What she finds are devious strangers, dust storms, and a pair of brothers who refuse to quit riding in her shadow. But as Kate gets closer to the secrets about her family, she gets closer to the truth about herself and must decide if there's room for love in a heart so full of hate.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

HL750L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Single parent; Family member death; Biracial; Gender nonconformity; single parent; single father; death of a parent; death of a father; death of a mother; grief; family tragedy; loss; parentless; biracial adult; girls who dress as boys

Main Character

adult female

Race/Ethnicities

Latinx (Mexican) / White

Family Formation

orphan

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2015, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction

Keywords

grit; adventure; murder; gang; revenge; gold; goldmine; justice; brothers; quest; guns; western; cowgirl; cowboy; allies

Diversity Impact

direct

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