Not a Drop to Drink, McGinnis, Mindy

Not a Drop to Drink

Authors: McGinnis, Mindy
Lexile: 820
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
BISAC/Subject: YAF052000, YAF001020, YAF033000
Grade: 9 - 12
ISBN: 9780062198525, Related ISBNs: 0062198521, 9780062198518, 9780062198525
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 352
Audience: Young adult
Synopsis:

Fans of classic frontier survival stories, as well as readers of dystopian literature, will enjoy this futuristic story where water is worth more than gold. New York Times bestselling author Michael Grant says Not a Drop to Drink is a debut "not to be missed." With evocative, spare language and incredible drama, danger, and romance, Mindy McGinnis depicts one girl's journey in a frontierlike world not so different from our own.

Teenage Lynn has been taught to defend her pond against every threat: drought, a snowless winter, coyotes, and most important, people looking for a drink. She makes sure anyone who comes near the pond leaves thirsty—or doesn't leave at all. Confident in her own abilities, Lynn has no use for the world beyond the nearby fields and forest. But when strangers appear, the mysterious footprints by the pond, nighttime threats, and gunshots make it all too clear Lynn has exactly what they want, and they won't stop until they get it. . . .

For more in this gritty world, join Lynn on an epic journey to find home in the companion novel, In a Handful of Dust.

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