Shoot the Wounded is about real friends who face real life situations. Jake is my favorite character. I wish more guys in real life would be more like Jake. I would like to compare him with Edward and Jacob of the Twilight Books (except Jake is real and not a vampire or a werewolf). I think that's why I liked the book. Jake is romantic, handsome, likeable and he's still a realistic, not always perfect guy. He lives out his faith in real life. I thought the story was well written for the most part. It is not a children's book, it should be listed with the Teen Book Reviews I think.