cover image Off the Road

Off the Road

Nina Bawden. Puffin Books, $5.99 (192pp) ISBN 978-0-14-131100-5

A divided America in the year 2040 is the setting for this novel filled with ""imaginative details,"" said PW. ""For sci-fi buffs not yet ready to tackle Orwell's 1984, Bawden here introduces many of the same provocative issues for middle readers."" Ages 10-14. (Apr.)