From School Library Journal: "In the poverty-stricken hills of the Ozarks, Rees Dolly, 17, struggles daily to care for her two brothers and an ill mother. When she learns that her absent father, has put up the family home as bond, she embarks on a dangerous search to find him and bring him home for an upcoming court date. Rees is by turns tough and tender. Like Mattie Ross in Charles Portis's True Grit, Rees beats the odds with spunk and courage. A compelling testament to how people survive in the worst of circumstances."
Ree Dolly’s father has skipped bail on charges that he ran a crystal meth lab, and the Dollys will lose their house if he doesn’t show up for his next court date. With two young brothers depending on her, 16-year-old Ree knows she has to bring her father back, dead or alive. Living in the harsh poverty of the Ozarks, Ree learns quickly that asking questions of the rough Dolly clan can be a fatal mistake. But, as an unsettling revelation lurks, Ree discovers unforeseen depths in herself and in a family network that protects its own at any cost.