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Radleys parents had warned her that all hell would break loose if the American People's Party took power. And now, with the president assassinated and the government cracking down on citizens, the news is filled with images of vigilante groups, frenzied looting, and police raids. It seems as if all hell has broken loose.

Coming back from volunteering abroad, Radley just wants to get home to Vermont, and the comfort and safety of her parents. Travel restrictions and delays are worse than ever, and by the time Radleys plane lands in New Hampshire, shes been traveling for over twenty-four hours. Exhausted, she heads outside to find her parents—who always come, day or night, no matter when or where she lands—arent there.

Her cell phone is dead, her credit cards are worthless, and she doesnt have the proper travel papers to cross state lines. Out of money and options, Radley starts walking. . . .

This is a vision of a future America that only Karen Hesse could write: real, gripping, and deeply personal.

Review:

"Hesse (Brooklyn Bridge) beautifully captures the changing landscape of a journey, the wonder of discovery, and a fight to survive in a near-future novel set in the aftermath of a presidential assassination. A group of rebels called the American People's Party has taken control, and prisons are overcrowded with those they've arrested. Radley, an American teenager returning home from doing volunteer work in Haiti, finds her parents gone and her Vermont home abandoned. Not knowing whom to trust or where she'll be safe, she sets out on foot to Canada, befriending a reticent girl along the way. The two form a tentative friendship and manage to cross into Canada, where they begin a new, primitive life, relying on their wits and small acts of kindness from strangers. The first-person narrative (reflected a shade too obtrusively in Hesse's 50 b&w photographs) intimately depicts Radley's loneliness, her longing to regain what she's taken for granted, and her delight in rediscovering simple pleasures, like eating a hot meal. Hesse's story is a reminder of how compassion emerges during even the worst of times. Ages 14 — up. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

 KAREN HESSE is the winner of the MacArthur Genius Award, and the acclaimed author of more than twenty books for children, including Brooklyn Bridge and Out of the Dust, a Newbery Medal Winner. She has received numerous honors for her writing. She lives in Brattleboro, Vermont.

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Reader Eternal, March 16, 2014 (view all comments by Reader Eternal)
This highly absorbing novel was a real surprise. It isn't at all what one would expect from a post-apocalyptic story. There are no monsters, no plagues, no zombies. Instead it is a hauntingly beautiful story of hope and survival and the tenacity of the human spirit. It's about the ties that bind us, one person to another. The text of the story is accompanied by fifty of the author's own quietly incredible black-and-white photographs, which add a dreamlike feel to the atmosphere of the story. Reading it was an experience I will never forget. I can't reccomend it highly enough!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781250011343
Author:
Hesse, Karen
Publisher:
Feiwel & Friends
Subject:
Situations / Runaways
Subject:
Social Issues - Homelessness & Poverty
Subject:
Social Issues - Violence
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Politics & Government
Edition Description:
Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4 CDs, 4.5 hrs
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 12 up to 17

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Hesse (Brooklyn Bridge) beautifully captures the changing landscape of a journey, the wonder of discovery, and a fight to survive in a near-future novel set in the aftermath of a presidential assassination. A group of rebels called the American People's Party has taken control, and prisons are overcrowded with those they've arrested. Radley, an American teenager returning home from doing volunteer work in Haiti, finds her parents gone and her Vermont home abandoned. Not knowing whom to trust or where she'll be safe, she sets out on foot to Canada, befriending a reticent girl along the way. The two form a tentative friendship and manage to cross into Canada, where they begin a new, primitive life, relying on their wits and small acts of kindness from strangers. The first-person narrative (reflected a shade too obtrusively in Hesse's 50 b&w photographs) intimately depicts Radley's loneliness, her longing to regain what she's taken for granted, and her delight in rediscovering simple pleasures, like eating a hot meal. Hesse's story is a reminder of how compassion emerges during even the worst of times. Ages 14 — up. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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