by M Hendrix
Narrated by Laura Knight Keating
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Pub Date 06 Jun 2023 | Archive Date 24 Jun 2023
RB Media, Recorded Books
A coming-of-age about revolution, identity, and dismantling systematic oppression, perfect for fans of The Grace Year and The Handmaid's Tale
In New America, where adolescent girls are not allowed to go out in public alone, there are three rules to remember:
Navigate the world with care
Trust your chaperone
But when seventeen-year-old Stella’s beloved chaperone dies under mysterious circumstances, her sheltered reality comes crashing down. Before Stella even has time to process Sister Helen’s death, the new chaperone arrives. Sister Laura is everything Sister Helen wasn’t. Irreverent. Unprofessional. She even leaves Stella alone (isn’t that illegal?) and helps her attend those "Hush Hush" parties where you can do whatever you want.
Once Stella experiences real freedom—and learns the dark secrets at the heart of the chaperone program, including what really happened to Sister Helen—she has no choice but to fight back against the world she knows, embarking on a harrowing journey across what was once the United States and putting both her life and freedom at risk.
"M Hendrix does a good job of creating a world that feels very possible and scary in the current social climate of the United States." —Youth Services Book Review
"A very well-written book. The characters are vivid, and the plot develops naturally." —School Library Connection
"This thrilling and evenly paced, dialogue-driven tale by Hendrix deftly explores issues of women’s rights, class privilege, and oppression" —Publishers Weekly
|DURATION||6 Hours, 45 Minutes|