Author: Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman
Narrator: Full Cast (including the authors)
Publisher audiobook: Simon & Shuster Audio
Page count: 390 (11hours and 6minutes)
Release day: October 2nd 2018
Rating: 5 stars
What is it about?
There has not be a lot of water for a while now. That’s why there is an endless list of don’ts: don’t water the lawn, don’t fill up your pool, don’t take long showers..
Until one day the taps turn dry. And there is no water at all. And hell breaks loss. Everyone is running to shops to get water, or anything liquid. People are flying away from the dry zone.
Alyssa lives in this warzone, and finds neighbours turning against each other for the hunt of water. When her parent’s don’t return from their hunt for water, and her life, and her brothers, are threatened, she has to make some difficult life choices. Just to try and stay alive long enough to be saved.
What I thought:
I’ve never felt so thirsty while reading a book.. I kept feeling thirsty and drinking more water (and needing to pee a lot..), but I guess drinking water is good haha.
But to be honest, I think this is a good thing, it makes to book so real, and so scary. To whole thing felt so realistic, it gave me nightmares. Literary, I would wake up at 5AM thinking that I needed to drink.. as if I was the one who hadn’t had any water for some days..
I recommend to audiobook a lot! It made it even more real, as if you’re listening to some news on the radio. The audiobook has a full cast, which makes it even better, and easy to distinguish the different characters.
I felt for all the characters, and really could see why they made certain choices, even though the choices were really screwed up. None of the characters were perfect, and became less and less so near the end of the book. At the end of the book I was just fearing all their lives, and found myself standing still listening to my book with my mouth upon. I just could not believe what was going on.
It is just so weird to see how people react if they believe this may be the last moments of their lives. This book made it all feel so real, and hopefully I’ve learnt something for when this is really going to happen haha. Especially, don’t let people know you have water haha, it can mean the end of your life!
I know I’ve not mentioned any bad thing, but honestly I cannot think of any!
This book proves once again that Neal Shusterman really is one of my favourite authors! I still need to read his earlier work though!
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