True Grit: A Novel

True Grit: A Novel - Charles Portis Great story with a wonderful, courageous, young female protagonist, which you don't see too often in Westerns. After her father is shot down by a low-down coward while on a trip to Fort Smith, 14-year old Mattie Ross courageously sets out on an adventure deep into Indian territory to avenge him, with the help of a one-eyed, washed-up marshal and a fancy Texas Ranger. The story is very exciting and sometimes very funny. I thought the climax left a little to be desired and there were a few missed opportunities, but otherwise I really enjoyed this Western classic.