So many children today are latchkey kids and/or encounter bullying at school. The combination of the two is a poignant reminder of why some children end up in jail later in life. Some don’t, but ought to because they abuse other children. And their victims often turn to crime themselves or suicide as Lauren Cartright attempts in this story. Adults need to be more vigilant in preventing bullying and pay more attention to their own children to help find positive resolutions for these issues. This story draws its conflict from real-life situations and brings to the front a new kind of vigilante that becomes a hero for the teen who is being bullied. Find out how our heroine puts up her sharpshooter rifle and stands up for helpless Lauren in Peppered.