Saturday, July 27th 2019

Dry

DryDry by Neal Shusterman, Jarrod Shusterman
Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers on October 2nd 2018
Pages: 390
Goodreads
four-stars

When the California drought escalates to catastrophic proportions, one teen is forced to make life and death decisions for her family in this harrowing story of survival,

The drought—or the Tap-Out, as everyone calls it—has been going on for a while now. Everyone’s lives have become an endless list of don’ts: don’t water the lawn, don’t fill up your pool, don’t take long showers.

Until the taps run dry.

Suddenly, Alyssa’s quiet suburban street spirals into a warzone of desperation; neighbors and families turned against each other on the hunt for water. And when her parents don’t return and her life—and the life of her brother—is threatened, Alyssa has to make impossible choices if she’s going to survive.

I enjoyed this book for the most part even though I thought parts of it were pretty unrealistic. I am pretty sure I rolled my eyes a few times. However, this was the best dystopian I have read in a while.

What really works for this dystopian is a plot that seems completely realistic and could happen any day now. Two things happened to me while reading this book; I became very thirsty and I wanted to start doomsday preparing. No joke. This book was very effective at unsettling me.

four-stars

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