Radley's parents warned her that all hell would break loose if the American People's Party took power. 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. When her plane lands in New Hampshire, her parents, who always come, day or night, no matter when or where she lands-aren't there. Her cell phone is dead, her credit cards are worthless, and she doesn't have the proper travel papers to cross state lines. Out of options, Radley starts walking. This is a vision of a future America that only Karen Hesse could write: real, gripping, and deeply personal.
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Karen Hesse is the author of numerous books for young people, including the ground-breaking novel Out of the Dust, which won the 1998 Newbery Medal. Karen Hesse and her husband live in Vermont, USA. Find her online at karenhesseblog.wordpress.com.
G. Brian Karas has illustrated more than 90 children's books, including Anywhere Farm, written by Phyllis Root,