This is a book about three friends in high school, Leigh, Ronnie and Jake. When Ronnie gets pregnant everyone assumes that Jake is the father including Leigh. The whole town is gossiping and talking behind their backs and no one seems to care about the real issue and that is just being a friend to someone who has made a mistake and is hurting. Instead the gossip and lies just add more hurt on top of everything else.
I really loved the story. I loved the characters and I liked the pace of the story too. It was an easy read. I read it in one day. I was on the author's website and I am looking forward to the sequels.
I give Shoot the Wounded 5 stars and I recommend this to readers 12 and up.