Polly is a strange child. At eleven years old she stills carries her teddy
bear with her and is painfully shy. Polly has not seen her father Nate for
several years. One day Nate shows up at her school and tells her that
she has to come with him. Polly has no idea why, but she does go with
Nate is just getting out of prison. While in prison, Nate made enemies
with the Aryan Steel gang, identified by their distinct arm tattoos. Nate
discovers that this gang has a hit out on him, his ex-wife, and Polly.
Nate heads to his ex's home only to discover that his ex-wife and her
new husband are murdered. And Nate knows this means Polly is next.
In order to keep Polly safe, Nate needs to track down and take out each
member of the Aryan Steel gang.
At first, Polly is a little afraid of her dad, but after spending time with
him even with the threat of danger, she learns she can trust him to
protect her and to teach her how to protect herself if he isn't around.
Nate knows where some of the gang hangs out and he heads that way,
taking Polly with on a truly crazy ride.
Jordan Harper shows the meaning of love for a parent. Harper makes
Nate look like a really bad man, but he is really showing how much a
parent will do to save their child. Could this story really happen? I
suppose there are men who have been in prison, made enemies and
somehow have to do what they can to save a family member.
SHE RIDES SHOTGUN takes you on
an emotional ride. First, you really dislike Nate, but as the story moves
on, you really come to love him. Polly, on the other hand, starts out as a
shy girl and becomes someone who can take care of herself. So is Nate
saving Polly or Polly saving Nate? This is a question that you have to
read this book to really understand. So buy this book, it starts out a
little slow but does pick up. Don't give up on it.
A propulsive, gritty novel about a girl marked for
death who must fight and steal to stay alive, learning from
the most frightening man she knows—her
Eleven-year-old Polly McClusky is
shy, too old for the teddy bear she carries with her
everywhere, when she is unexpectedly reunited with her
father, Nate, fresh out of jail and driving a stolen car. He
takes her from the front of her school into a world of
robbery, violence, and the constant threat of death. And he
does it to save her life.
Nate made dangerous enemies
in prison—a gang called Aryan Steel has put out a bounty on
his head, counting on its members on the outside to finish
him off. They’ve already murdered his ex-wife, Polly’s
mother. And Polly is their next target.
Polly’s lives soon become a series of narrow misses, of
evading the bad guys and the police, of sleepless nights in
motels. Out on the lam, Polly is forced to grow up early:
with barely any time to mourn her mother, she must learn how
to take a punch and pull off a drug-house heist. She finds
herself transforming from a shy little girl into a true
fighter. Nate, in turn, learns what it’s like to love
fiercely and unconditionally—a love he’s never quite felt
before. But can their powerful bond transcend the dangerous
existence he’s carved out for them? Will they ever be able
to live an honest life, free of fear?
Shotgun is a gripping and emotionally wrenching novel
that upends even our most long-held expectations about
heroes, villains, and victims. Nate takes Polly to save her
life, but in the end it may very well be Polly who saves him.