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.
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