Author: Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman
Type: Young Adult, Dystopia, Science Fiction
I love Neal Shusterman. His books always manage to pull me in almost right away. Dry did not disappoint. California has been in drought for years when suddenly the water is completely turned off. Now it’s every person for themselves as everyone tries to survive. Alyssa’s parents go on a hunt to find water and don’t return. Alyssa and her brother Garrett’s team up with Kelton, a neighbor and whose family have always been doomsday preppers (you might be wondering why doomsday prepares don’t have water… well I’m not going to tell you why. Read the book and you’ll have to find out) on a hunt to find water. They meet people along the way and they must do unthinkable things in order to survive.
I loved everything about this book, the characters, the storyline and the ending. Shusterman has this unique ability to make the reader feel as if they are along for the ride in all of his stories. I will say, it was… interesting to read this fictional catastrophic event while we are in the middle of our own global pandemic. I also love when stories contain resilent teenage characters.