James Patterson presents the extraordinary YA debut GUNSLINGER GIRL -- where Westworld meets Marie Lu's Legend. Sharpshooter Serendipity "Pity" Jones is the star of the Theater Vespertine in the lawless West. The theater is more than her livelihood - it's her home. But there's a dark cost for her freedom that Pity may not be willing to pay.
James Patterson presents a genre-bending, action-packed debut -- and introduces YA's new favorite, kick-ass heroine: Serendipity Jones, the fastest sharpshooter in tomorrow's West.
Seventeen-year-old Serendipity "Pity" Jones inherited two things from her mother: a pair of six shooters and perfect aim. When her father attempts to marry her off to a stranger, she runs away from their humble farming commune and ends up in the most dangerous, decadent city on the continent: Cessation (a lawless Las Vegas). Pity becomes the star of the Theater Vespertine as a trick sharpshooter like Annie Oakley, and there she finds fame, friendship and--what she most wanted--belonging.
But there's a darker side to the Theater...The Finale. Every so often the fighting factions of Cessation have to be kept in line with a little demonstration, a nightmarish public execution. And Pity has a starring role...