Evacuation Road

by HM Waugh

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Out August 2021 with Rhiza Edge

Eva is far from home when everything goes wrong.

And then it gets even worse.

Her evacuation bus leaves her behind, stranded with classmates she barely knows. The chase is on. But South America is big, and the old rules are changing quickly. This is the road trip Eva never knew she needed.

This is the race for the last flight home.

I’m super excited for this YA novel to come out! When I was 21 I headed around the world, and for me that had to include South America. I wanted to cross the salt lakes of the altiplano, see the Nasca lines, canoe through the Amazon. I got to do all those things and more. Met amazing people. Ate fabulous food.  

I also got kidnapped several times, and stuck in so many road blockades I became almost used to shouldering my pack and weaving my way through the barbed wire and burning tyres to get to the other side.

These experiences and my love of those places inspired this story. Because when things go wrong, sometimes there’s no choice but to keep on trying to make it out the other side. And that’s always more fun with friends around.