The Outcasts Book Summary and Study Guide

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When people think of the Wild West they often think of the lawless gunslingers. The Outcast introduce us to Nate who is an Oklahoma farmer, but in in need of money to support his young family and becomes a Texas law enforcer. Nate is just a simple farmer, but he will soon have his hand full.
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Nate gets antiquated with two Texas Rangers who are are the trail of murderer. Nate will get to know these two rangers rather well as they pursue the hunted criminal. Along the way the story twist where we are introduced to a young women Lucinda who just escape the life as a prostitute. She will inevitably meet and and start courting none other than the killer whom the rangers are in hot pursuit to find. Slowly Lucinda will discover what she has done, but her heart is open for love and this could lead to grave circumstance for her.

Much of the books focus is around Nate, the other two rangers and Lucinda. The book often goes back and forth between these characters.
Eventually all will come to climax as the rangers close in of the wanted man. The author keeps the reader on his toes due to twist and turn of events. Many question will engage the readers mind as he near the end of this book. What will Lucinda fate be? Will she and her outlaw boyfriend escape? Certainly an unpredictable book and one that is hard to put down.
Best part of story, including ending: I love how the author describes the background, the landscape the way it was in the Wild West.

Best scene in story: The end of the book when the rangers are near capturing the wanted outlaw. This is the time we will see if Lucinda really has fallen in love, or if she can let go of her heart.

Opinion about the main character: I like that Nate is a simple man just trying to support his family and be to an upright man.

The review of this Book prepared by Silas Brunk a Level 4 Yellow-Headed Blackbird scholar

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 30% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   american wild west Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Western    -   Yes Story primarily about    -   fighting outlaws

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment

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