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About the Book

About the Book


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 authors 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 turn 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.

Audiobook available; read by Jenni Barber, Michael Crouch, Kivlighan De Montebello, Noah Galvin, Candace Thaxton, and the authors

by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman

  • Publication Date: October 2, 2018
  • Genres: Adventure, Fiction
  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN-10: 1481481967
  • ISBN-13: 9781481481960