Dry by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman
Everyone knew California was facing water shortages. But until the days the taps were turned off, no one knew just how bad things had gotten. People are slow to realize the significance of the Tap-Out. Alyssa’s family waits hours to go to the store for bottled water, only to find they are too late. Kelton’s family, on the other hand, has been preparing for this for years. For a couple of days it seems like this will all be a minor inconvenience. But when Alyssa’s parents head out to get water and don’t return, the situation becomes deadly serious. Alyssa, her younger brother Garrett, and Kelton soon find themselves in a fight for their lives as thirst becomes one of only several things trying to kill them.
The situation the Shustermans have created is frighteningly plausible and drawn out in excruciating detail. Never has an apocalypse seemed so likely or realistic. Recommended for readers in high school and up who love apocalyptic worlds and survival stories.
*Book listened to on Audio CD.