DRY – Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman (Honest Review)

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Genre: Young Adult – Dystopian
Target Audience: 12+
Rating: Undetermined.
Goodreads Rating: 3/5

This book took me for a ride, and I’m still not sure if that’s a good thing on not.

A multi-perspective novel that follows the story of a country low on its luck as a disasterous drought devastates the land. The country goes into utter chaos, no one caring more beyond themselves and those they love. Some people are willing to murder in order to get their hands on even the smallest amount of water. This book will not only make you need a tall glass of water, but perhaps even give you the desire to veg out beneath the airconditioning.

I feel as if this novel follows truth. That along the way, you can’t help but think how it relates to now and what we’re currently doing to our planet. It gives you a sight into what could be our future. Global warming is a serious issue that some still don’t take seriously, but maybe after reading this dystopian, they will.

At first I was hesitant to believe that no one would aid a country so desperate in need, but I’ve grown to think that I was ignorant before. Living in Australia, currently we’re facing a pretty serous drought with fires that don’t hesitate to take forests and houses and lives. What would have to be lost in order to get another state, let alone country to offer up their support? What would it take to get the help we need to make sure the country didn’t burn down completely?

It was a good book that was written well. I loved it when I was reading it, the questions just came after. I wasn’t sure how accurate the novel was in regards to isolation and the world becoming corrupt, but I feel like I can’t locate my opinion on this book properly.

Was it good? Yes.

Did I enjoy the characters? Yes.

Did the plot surprise me or make me laugh? Yes and yes.

Do I have questions? Yes.

My advice? Read this book and see how you feel!

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