Dry (Hardcover)

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Imagine: you turn your tap, and... nothing happens. Dry - no water. In fact, no water in the whole state of CA. How would you react? How would your neighbors? How long before civilized people go mad with thrist? Already optioned for a movie, this ultra-realistic disaster book should be the next Hunger Games - read this!

— Leah Moore

A what-if scenario becomes a real state-wide emergency of drastic and deadly proportions in this California drought story where all the taps have run dry and FEMA is busy with another disaster, leaving people to fend for themselves. A survival story examining human nature, and the feral parts of us that come out at the most desperate times so that we may stay alive. — Hanna Yost

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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 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 fill up your pool, don’t take long showers.

Until the taps run dry.

Suddenly, Alyssa’s quiet suburban street spirals into a warzone of desperation; neighbors and families turned against each other on the hunt for water. And when her parents don’t return and her life—and the life of her brother—is threatened, Alyssa has to make impossible choices if she’s going to survive.

About the Author


Neal Shusterman is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty award-winning books for children, teens, and adults, including the Unwind dystology, the Skinjacker trilogy, Downsiders, and Challenger Deep, which won the National Book Award. Scythe, the first book in his newest series, Arc of a Scythe, is a Michael L. Printz Honor Book. He also writes screenplays for motion pictures and television shows. Neal is the father of four, all of whom are talented writers and artists themselves. Visit Neal at StoryMan.com and Facebook.com/NealShusterman.

Jarrod Shusterman is the author of the short story “UnDevoured” in bestselling Unbound. He writes for film and television, and his talents extend to directing films and commercials. He was the story producer on the television movie Zedd—Moment of Clarity, and he and Neal Shusterman are adapting Dry for the screen. Jarrod lives in Los Angeles but enjoys traveling internationally, and is currently studying Spanish. He can be found on Instagram @JarrodShusterman.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781481481960
ISBN-10: 1481481967
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 2nd, 2018
Pages: 400
Language: English
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