A coming-of-age novel that tells the story of a star adolescent in rural Kansas. His future appears bright but a series of misfortunes sends him spirally downward, ending in a shocking act that stuns his community. An intense trial ensues, with opposing attorneys battling for the boy's future. A compelling story of youthful promise, friendship, and family that will captivate readers of all ages. More
Star Shooting is a coming-of-age novel that tells the story of Ronnie Cousins. A star of his small rural community, excelling in school and sports, Ronnie is universally popular - a true leader among his peers. Everyone predicts a very bright future for him. But there are turbulent times during his sixteenth year, and a series of misfortunes sends him spirally downward, ending in a shocking act that stuns his community. The story concludes with an intense trial in which opposing attorneys battle for Ronnie's future. Readers, like jurors, will struggle to understand Ronnie's motive and to decide upon ultimate justice. A compelling story of youthful promise, friendship, and family, Star Shooting is a tragicomedy-at once heartbreaking and heartwarming-that will captivate readers of all ages.
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A former psychologist, David K. Dodd writes books of true crime and fiction that focuses on personal conflict, relationships, and community. He has recently moved from Fish Creek, Wisconsin, to Saint Louis, Missouri.