Dry

By Neal Shusterman, Jarrod Shusterman

When the California drought escalates to catastrophic proportions, a group of teens is forced to make life and death decisions in this harrowing story of survival from New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman, and Jarrod Shusterman.

Read a sampler of the latest book by New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman and his son, Jarrod Shusterman. 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 take long showers, don't panic. 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, she and her younger brother must team up with an unlikely group in search of water. Each of them will need to make impossible choices to survive.

Categories: Fiction

For readers aged: 14+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781406386851
  • Published: 04 Oct 2018
  • Price: £7.99
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  • Size: 198 x 129 mm
  • Pages: 416

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'No one does doom like Neal Shusterman (Thunderhead, 2018, etc.)—the breathtakingly jagged brink of apocalypse is only overshadowed by the sense that his dystopias lie just below the surface of readers’ fragile reality, a few thoughtless actions away ... Mouths have never run so dry at the idea of thirst.' Kirkus Reviews

'... the palpable desperation that pervades the plot as it thunders toward the ending feels true, giving it a chilling air of inevitability.' Publishers Weekly, starred review

'“This book was so thought-provoking, it made me think a lot about what we currently value and the things we take for granted.”' Bibliotales

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