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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (700 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Karen Hesse Narrator: Jenna Lami Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Radley’s 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 Radley’s plane lands in New Hampshire, she’s 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—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 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.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Chalida | 2/19/2014

    " A new young adult about dystopian USA. A girl returns from volunteering in Haiti to find her own country a nightmare. She travels by foot from New Hampshire to Canada. The beginning and ending of this book were interesting. While Hesse uses her own photos to track Radley's journey, the journey itself was boring to me and that takes up the bulk of the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Diane | 2/16/2014

    " When the President of the United States is assassinated and a renegade political party takes over (American People's Party), the country is in chaos. Radley is in Haiti, helping at a children's orphanage when she hears the news. All she wants to do is get home to her parents. But when she arrives back home, there is no sign of them and it seems that the police are after her. Have her parents been arrested for their vocal outcry against the APP? Radley heads to Canada to wait out the chaos. Here she meets Cecilia, a girl who is running not from the chaos of the country, but from the chaos of her own life. A decent plot but things just seem to be a little too convenient throughout the entire story, especially the last third of the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Melissa | 2/11/2014

    " Decent, thought-provoking survival story that should appeal to teen girls. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Brenda Kahn | 2/9/2014

    " I cannot express how disappointed I was with this book. I adore the author's earlier work and was so looking forward to reading it. But I just did not connect or buy in to the premise. The contrivances, the timeline, everything was just too convenient to me despite little moments of lovely writing. "

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