Book Review: First Shot by Walter Sorrells

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Genre: Fiction

Age Recommended: 14 and up

This book was from my school library and was definitely one of the best books I’ve read from there. The author did a really good job of gradually weaving new characters into the story.

First Shot


David Crandall goes to a private school. One where students are punished with push-ups and skipped meals. A school that fosters one of the most competitive environments in the area. However, things are a little different for David, whose dad is the principal of the school. One would think that a father favors his own son, but in David’s position, it’s quite the opposite.

David’s mother was murdered in cold blood and his father has been even more distant since the incident. Having a father for a headmaster only means higher expectations and harsher punishments. David is a mediocre student; not extraordinary at anything, and not the captain of any elite club.

Besides shooting.

David is the best shooter in his school and every year he’s been working up to this final competition where representatives of the school go to compete and win a grand title. David is guaranteed a spot, until a new transfer student, a girl, happens to get his spot instead.

Moreover, David is learning more about his mother’s murder, and realizes that all may not be as it seems…

If you would like to read this book, you can purchase it here: First Shot


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