Basically, the story is about a fifteen-year-old son of a wealthy plantation owner who took an axe to his hated step-mother and younger step-sister during the night. When he realizes what he's done, he flees and joins with the Army of Northern Virginia under an assumed name. The story explores his guilt, his motivation for committing the crime, and how he deals with all that while trying to keep below the radar and living the lie he's told his fellow soldiers. I want to say a war novel, as it's set in the American Civil War, but the focus is on the kid, not the war. Drama/Thriller? I mean, surely the police would be after him, no? And what if the other soldiers realized who he was and what he'd done? I doubt the kid would want to find that out... Horror? Well, it's not dealing with the paranormal, but the fact that his two victims were 48 and 7 respectively is pretty horrifying. We do see the flashbacks of the murder, etc. Thoughts?