September 4, 2018

ARC MINI REVIEW: Dry by Neal Shusterman & Jarrod Shusterman

Dry by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman (Oct. 2, 2018)
Length: 352 pages
Genre: Young Adult Survival
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Source: I received a free ebook from the publisher through Edelweiss. Thank you! This did NOT affect my honest review.
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes and Noble
My Rating:
Synopsis: 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; neighbours 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.

My Review

When water becomes scarce, people will do anything for just one drop. When Alyssa's normally quiet neighborhood turns deadly and since her parents have yet to return from their hunt for water, she has no choice but to befriend her eccentric but very prepared neighbor, and take her younger brother on an adventure they never wanted. This frightening possible future is so well written that you will surly be paying attention to your own use of water in the future. The growing threat of dying of thirst, the desperate people, the untrustworthy government, and a group of people coming together to stay alive make for a somewhat predictable but page-turning survival story. Although I would have liked a slightly longer book so we could get to know the characters a little better, they are still very interesting. Neal Shusterman, with the help of his son, deliver another must-read young adult novel. For fans of Monument 14, this one is for you.

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