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Book Review: Dry by Neal and Jarrod Shusterman

 * I am reviewing this book which I was gifted for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. *

Title: Dry
Author: Neal & Jarrod Shusterman 
Publisher: Walker
Source: Publisher

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Book Summary:

Everyone's going to remember where they were when the taps ran dry.

The drought—or the tap-out, as everyone calls it - has been going on for a while. Life has become an endless list of don’ts: don’t water the lawn, don’t take long showers, don't panic. But now there is no water left at all.

Suddenly, Alyssa’s quiet suburban street spirals into a warzone of desperation and violence. When her parents go missing, she and her younger brother must team up with an unlikely group in search of water. Each of them will need to make impossible choices to survive.

Book Review:

I have always been a massive fan of Neal Shusterman since I read her Unwind series so I always try to keep up with the new releases. When teaming with Jarrod, Dry is an enjoyable and thrilling read that will have you reaching for your next sip.

One of the things that people will say is that it made them really thirsty and this is definitely true. I was reading about a lack of water and even though I didn't really drink straight water when I read the book, I really was craving a drink.

It's weird to think about it now but I thought it was really weird to see people panic buying at the beginning of that book. Seeing what people did in the pandemic though I should not have been surprised by the whole thing.

With their parents being missing, I did enjoy the teenagers going around and trying to find things about themselves. I thought that both authors had a way where all the characters acted differently which was interesting to read about.

Both voices do blend well and you can not tell that it is written by two different people. Their voices do blend well together and I enjoyed that. The writing was also really cinematic and I really did have some visual idea of what the settings looked like.

I just really enjoyed the book and will continue to support Neal Shusterman's work in the future!

The Verdict:

Dry is another hit by Neal Shusterman and his son, just make sure that you have water at the ready. 

Have you read Dry? If so, what did you think of it? Let me know in the comments!


KayCee_K said…
Great review!

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