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 from New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman.The droughtor the Tap-Out, as everyone calls ithas been going on for a while now. Everyones lives have become an endless list of d...
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4.5, I really couldn't decide, this is definitely a 4.5 but I'm rounding up because Shusterman is amazing stars!!!
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So I’m sure everyone has imagined end of the world scenarios before. I’m not sure what clocks in at the top of your “oh hell no” list but for me its running zombies, nuclear winter and HAVING ABSOLUTELY NO WATER. Just the simple idea of not having good ol' H2O makes my mouth water and I reach for my cup. Well, that’s exactly the sit ...more
"As far as authority is concerned, calm people quietly dying is a lot easier to deal with than angry people fighting for their lives."
Neal Shusterman is a badass. Challenger Deep was so raw, honest, and gorgeous that I actually had to set it down. I've been meaning to pick it back up, but I'm a little scared of what it might do to me. That being said, I was really anxious to delve into some of his other work. Unwind has been on my TBR for-ev-errr, but his newer work sounds just as irresistible ( ...more
A solid 4 star read! I very much enjoyed this book. A fantastic exploration of human nature, environmentalism, and survival. A word of advice – don’t read this book without a beverage near you. I promise, you will become VERY thirsty.
CW: violence, murder/death, sexual harassment (quid pro quo), mention of “peeping toms”
Dry is an extremely jarring novel as it a story that is so much closer to our reality than almost any novel I’ve ever read. The entire time I was reading, I was faced with the act ...more
Only now do I see how dry his lips are. Not just dry but parched and chapped to the point of bleeding. None of these kids look right. Their skin is thin and almost leprous gray. The corners of their mouths are white with dried spit. And the look in their eyes is almost rabid.
It's unsettling how utterly convincing this book is. Maybe it works so well because the concept is so relevant and believable - a severe drought in Southern California is hardly fantastical - but it also has a lot to do wi ...more
I had so much fun reading 📖 this book. I love 💕 Shusterman books and this one was a winner too. I loved the story. I loved the characters. I loved the friendship and how they worked together to survive. 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐!!!! ...more
It's been awhile since I picked up a book I didn't want to put down. This was a page-turner. It's set in the near-future and is about a drought-to-end-the-world-droughts in Southern California. It's been years and people can't water their lawns or fill their swimming pools up. But one day, the taps run dry, and it's suddenly life or death.
We don't know what is going on around the rest of the country because TV stations, radios, computers, and phones are soon done for. It's a fairly realistic sce ...more
This book was amazing.
It was realistic and showed, what I would imagine, to be a true representation of what might actually happen if we didn't have access to water.
Highly recommend this book.
I am actually so so thirsty right now. I have drunken more water while reading this book than I've drank in my entire life so like 10/10 this book will remind you to HYDRATE. Forget putting a reminder on your phone to drink more -- just read DRY and you will start crying over a tiny cup of water with gratitude.
Also I have a question: why do Neal Shusterman books ALWAYS LEAVE ME THOROUGHLY TRAUMATISED I CAN'T EVEN.
(Also love how this is a father/son author collab! That's pretty cool to raise your ...more