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Dry



by
Neal Shusterman ,Jarrod Shusterman

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Imprint
Simon & Schuster BFYR
ISBN
9781481481960

Awards and Honors
2019 Green Earth Book Award Winner, Young Adult Fiction
CCBC Choices 2019 Choice: Fiction for Young Adults
Publishers Weekly Best Books - 2018
CPL Best Books, Teen Fiction - 2018
NYPL Best Books for Teens - 2018
VOYA's Perfect Tens - 2018
Georgia Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl High School 2020-2021
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Language: Mild Language, Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Underage Use, Violence: Mild Violence, Violence: Gun Violence, Violence: Sexual Assault/Rape
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In a crisis called the “Tap-Out,” a catastrophic drought hits Southern California. Amid the violent chaos, Alyssa and her neighbor Kelton try to save themselves and their loved ones.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Language: Mild Language, Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Underage Use, Violence: Mild Violence, Violence: Gun Violence, Violence: Sexual Assault/Rape

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

400

Trim Size

8 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

5.5: points 16

Lexile

790L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

24

JLG Release

Jan 2019

Book Genres


Topics

Droughts. Survival. Brothers and sisters. Conduct of life. California. Action and adventure.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Kirkus Reviews*, Booklist*, School Library Journal, The Horn Book Magazine, Publishers Weekly*

Horn Book

A major drought in Southern California has been going on long enough for people to adjust, with everyone conserving as much water as possible. But one day Alyssa turns on the faucet in her suburban home, and nothing comes out. Suddenly, with this new stage of the drought (which the media calls the Tap-Out), everyone is scrambling, and Alyssa’s neighborhood becomes more dangerous. Alyssa’s neighbor Kelton McCracken, a “weirdo” teen who lives with his family of doomsday preppers, has always wanted to have a reason to interact with Alyssa, but the Tap-Out creates a scenario he could never have imagined. As people become increasingly desperate for water and institutions begin to break down, the thread between selfishness and survival begins unraveling as ethical dilemmas present themselves around sharing water, selling water, and deciding who is worthy of saving. Alyssa, her brother Garrett, and Kelton wind up on a road trip to survive, picking up strangers along the way who may or may not be allies. Throughout this compulsively readable and unnerving tale, the authors present a dystopia that is all-too-close to our current world, leading readers to realize just how tenuous our societal norms are and raising important questions about how we will handle the crises we have created. christina l. dobbs

Praise & Reviews

Horn Book

A major drought in Southern California has been going on long enough for people to adjust, with everyone conserving as much water as possible. But one day Alyssa turns on the faucet in her suburban home, and nothing comes out. Suddenly, with this new stage of the drought (which the media calls the Tap-Out), everyone is scrambling, and Alyssa’s neighborhood becomes more dangerous. Alyssa’s neighbor Kelton McCracken, a “weirdo” teen who lives with his family of doomsday preppers, has always wanted to have a reason to interact with Alyssa, but the Tap-Out creates a scenario he could never have imagined. As people become increasingly desperate for water and institutions begin to break down, the thread between selfishness and survival begins unraveling as ethical dilemmas present themselves around sharing water, selling water, and deciding who is worthy of saving. Alyssa, her brother Garrett, and Kelton wind up on a road trip to survive, picking up strangers along the way who may or may not be allies. Throughout this compulsively readable and unnerving tale, the authors present a dystopia that is all-too-close to our current world, leading readers to realize just how tenuous our societal norms are and raising important questions about how we will handle the crises we have created. christina l. dobbs

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