Dry by Shusterman, Neal (#1253RQ9)



by Shusterman, Neal
Hardcover Simon & Schuster BFYR, 2018


From the Publisher
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.
Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist starred, 08/01/18
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, 10/01/18
  • Horn Book Magazine, 11/01/18
  • Kirkus Reviews starred, 08/01/18
  • New York Times, 11/11/18
  • Publishers Weekly starred, 08/27/18
  • School Library Connection starred, 01/01/19
  • School Library Journal starred, 10/01/18
  • Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) starred, 12/01/18
Product Details
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster BFYR
  • Publication Date: October 2, 2018
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Dewey: -Fic-
  • Classifications: Fiction
  • Description: 390 pages ; 22 cm
  • Tracings: Shusterman, Jarrod, author.
  • ISBN-10: 1-48148-196-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-48148-196-0
  • LCCN: 2018-008928
  • Follett Number: 1253RQ9
  • Interest Level: YA
  • ATOS Book Level: 5.5
  • AR Interest Level: UG
  • AR Points: 16
  • AR Quiz: 198982EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 5.2
  • Reading Counts Points: 24
  • Lexile: 790L
  • Fountas & Pinnell: Z+