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.
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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.
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About the Author
- The film rights to Dry were won by Paramount Pictures in a multi-studio auction. Neal and Jarrod are currently writing the script.
- Neal Shusterman's New York Times -bestselling Arc of the Scythe trilogy has been sold to 16 territories.
Neal Shusterman is an award-winning author whose books include the New York Times
bestselling Unwind series and Challenger Deep
, which won a National Book Award, as well as the Arc of a Scythe
series. He also writes screenplays for film and television, for shows such as Goosebumps and Animorphs. He lives in Southern California with his four children.
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 *
"I thoroughly, thoroughly, thoroughly, enjoyed this book. It was captivating, it was honestly terrifying. [...] I loved this book so much, it was dark & shocking at times, it made me think deeply about our society's values and the current state of our world and I love that Neal is highlighting these issues in his books. He is slowly becoming one of my absolute favourite authors." * Bibliotales *
"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 *
"Dry by Jarrod and Neal Shusterman is a gripping, frighteningly realistic dystopian YA about what happens when the water runs out. Halfway through and I already know it's the best dystopian I've read for years!" * YA Under My Skin *