Western fiction, female heroine
It's 1885, the American west, orphaned and abandoned, 17 year old Jessilyn remakes herself into Jess. Her chances of making it as a female would have been slim but as a guy who is skilled with a gun, she is determined to find only kin--her outlaw brother. That's how it starts, the adventure continues from there.
The plot is definitely interesting. The written language of the novel needs acquired appreciation as it is spoken in Jess's authentic voice-- verb tense and all other grammar rules are set aside. But it is the language, her phrasing and comparisons, that will draw you in and put you into the story.
I appreciated this book for the author's imagination, the unique language, and the grit and determination of the characters-- a reminder of who made our history.