Reading Age: 8 Interest Age: Teen
Shortlisted for the Scottish Teenage Book Prize 2020
I picked up Pa’s rifle, but my brother blocked the way.
“You’re shaming us,” he said.
“I ain’t shaming you,” I told him. “I’m saving you.”
When your childhood disappears in a blizzard. When you’re a girl in a man’s world. When the only thing that stands between you and a life worth having is a gun. You’re only going to get one shot.
A powerful and deeply moving coming-of-age drama inspired by the life of famous sharpshooter Annie Oakley.
Information for Adults: This book has a dyslexia-friendly layout, typeface and paperstock so that even more readers can enjoy it. It has been edited to a reading age of 8, and is aimed at readers aged 14 and above.
AR Level = 4.9
Read the first chapter of One Shot below: