If you’re looking for inspiration to start hoarding water in your home and vehicle, look no further. In Dry, Southern California devolves into chaos as tap water suddenly ceases to flow. Stores are stripped bare of all bottled drinks, and within days lawlessness abounds. The book follows a cast of teenage characters as they first struggle to come to terms with what’s happening and ultimately struggle to survive. The unlikely group bands together to overcome violent outlaws, “water zombies,” and martial law and ultimately learns that humanity can be thrown out quite quickly when the most basic needs go unmet. Dry is a thrilling page turner that strikes a note of realism in the growing water shortages in the Southwest.
–Nick, Annie Bloom’s Books, Portland, OR