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. This harrowing story of survival from New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman is set in an all-too-possible future.
"The dynamic core-character relationships are satisfying, and the intersection of their narrative with the snapshots adds depth to briefly glimpsed characters and illuminates the full scale of the disaster.... The palpable desperation that pervades the plot as it thunders toward the ending feels true, giving it a chilling air of inevitability. It is also thoroughly effective as a study of how extreme circumstances can bring out people’s capacity for both panic and predation, ingenuity and altruism." — Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||13 and up|
|Author||Neal Shusterman, Jarrod Shusterman|
|Publication Date||Oct 2, 2018|
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers|