A friend from before. A friend who abandoned her when she was at her lowest comes to Atlanta for help. She’s pregnant and it quickly becomes apparent she was drugged and raped. Atlanta agrees to help and finds herself battling an organised prostitution ring run by killers.
Facing one dead end after another, Atlanta does what she does best. Burn it all down and see who crawls out.
I’m so addicted to Atlanta Burns. She’s a pill popping, shotgun wielding anti-hero who delivers her very own brand of justice. If Dirty Harry was a High School senior and female, he’d be Atlanta Burns.
There is a fair bit of violence and drug use and I guess I should, reluctantly give that warning, but honestly I’d recommend this book to any young adult and most definitely to reluctant readers. 5 Stars.
Orange, Red, Yellow. What it means: YOR-Guide
Atlanta Burns just wants to be left alone. Then one day as she’s walking home from school she comes across a gang of bullies beating on someone and she steps in. In very short order the bullies are on the ground with a face full of bear mace while she and Shane make their getaway.
With Shane spreading the word about what she has done she soon finds herself the defender of the weak and the deepest, darkest nightmare of the bullies. But with a town overflowing with white supremacists, gangsters, rednecks and corrupt police, her life is only going to get more complicated.
Atlanta Burns isn’t my typical book but I guess the one recurring theme in most of the books I read is they are about strong and determined women. Well, Atlanta Burns is about the strongest of the lot. She reminded me more than just a little of Tank Girl –– a comic book heroine from the late 1980s. So if you’re in the mood for a kick-ass anti-heroine who takes on the bad guys and somehow manages to scrape through and be the last one standing, Atlanta Burns is your woman.
Many thanks to Skyscape and Netgalley for providing me with this ARC
Yellow, Orange, Red –– what it means: http://wp.me/P2B7b5-9l