Book Review : Dry by Neal Shusterman

There was not a moment during the book that i hadn’t felt so thirsty and parched. I had gone through the book with gallons of water in plain sight to make me feel safe. The book was that good and felt that real. I don’t think any book in my whole experience has ever made me feel so thirsty. The book deals with a not-too unrealistic situation. It deals with how the world we know can go almost barbaric and animalistic once the taps run dry. Water that we take for granted can very soon be the one that will bleed many dry.

Dry Official Synopsis

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.

Dry RWAT Take

The book is amazing and the author has proved his magic just as he did with his previous books that i have read from him, the Scythe series. The best part of the book is that it just flows very smoothly and naturally . It doesn’t exaggerate or go over the top with the in-future scenarios. The book moves so smoothly and effectively that you feel yourself seamlessly put into the world created by the author.

The language and narration technique is mesmerising because it takes you through the plots very smoothly. Each story plot is well conceived, drafted and threaded effectively. Each plot moves strategically and as a natural progression. It is simple, sharp and engaging read


The author has maintained and produced yet another amazing read and one that is also a sharp pointer to what awaits in the future. The language, narration technique and the core plot all makes it an interesting and exciting read.

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