cover image Rules of the Road

Rules of the Road

Joan Bauer. Puffin Books, $6.99 (201pp) ISBN 978-0-698-11828-7

A 16-year-old chauffeurs her crabby employer from Chicago to Dallas. ""Bauer begins with an intriguing premise, weaves in unusual settings and creates an offbeat narrator to relay them. But a supporting cast of stock characters and forced dialogue may disappoint readers of her previous novels,"" said PW. Ages 12-up. (Jan.)