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.
So this is a really cool concept. It’s something that could actually happen very soon which is terrifying. However, I don’t like books where I can skip to the end and get the whole low-down of the book. I tend to get bored and read endings a lot… And not only does no one from the main cast die, but the crisis ends… Like… Ok guys…? So what was the point…? I can compare this to H2O a little bit which has a similar premise but the water is now toxic. At least that one took 2 books for the problem to be sort of resolved. But this… It’s resolved within the 390 pages 😐 Meh.