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Dry
Dry | Neal Shusterman
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A lengthy California drought escalates to catastrophic proportions, turning Alyssa's quiet suburban street into a warzone, and she is forced to make impossible choices if she and her brother are to survive.
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Caffeinated_Reader
Dry | Neal Shusterman
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#4 of my year. This one is going to scare me silly I just know it lol because I can see this happening for reals 😅I didn‘t realize he wrote so many books, I‘ve read the Scythe series so now I have to check out his other books!

Caffeinated_Reader 😭😭😭😭😭
I cried for like 3 minutes after finishing this. After processing this story I just can‘t imagine being in that type of situation. I know that especially the way things are now it could get like that. Maybe not for the same reasons but a shortage just the same. Time to stock up and get wise to surviving off the grid. This story gave me anxiety man.
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Caryl
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Suggestions, please! I‘m a school librarian, and I‘m working with our 7th grade ELA teacher to select some dystopian cli-fi (climate fiction) for her students to read in literature circles—like a mini-book club. Any ideas? We would love to throw a graphic novel and/or a novel in verse into the mix, but haven‘t found any (yet). Also, if you‘ve read any of the books pictured, what did you think?

jessinikkip I havent read it yet, but I hear good things about Dry 2w
Tamra Wow, that is way out of my wheelhouse, but I‘m curious! 2w
Bookzombie I really enjoyed Dry. I can‘t think if I‘ve read any other YA cli-fi dystopian books. I read Bacigalupi‘s non-ya book, The Water Knife, and really liked it. Ship Breaker is on my TBR. 2w
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LibrarianRyan Ship breaker gets lots of positives. You can not go wrong with Shusterman, and my kids book club didn‘t like dark life. I just finished Breath by Grossman. I liked it but I didn‘t love it. It‘s about a world without trees. There is also Blood Red Road, Life as we knew it, the Carbon Diaries, ash fall, Not a Drop to Drink, H2O, and Water Wars. If I think of more later I‘ll let you know. 2w
LibrarianRyan @Bookzombie you know I got this covered 😜. And I‘ve still yet to read dry. I‘m so behind. 2w
Bookzombie @LibrarianRyan lol. I took a screenshot of your list so I can increase my TBR. 😁 2w
LibrarianRyan @Bookzombie sorry about that. .... wait that‘s a lie. 😈😜😈 2w
Chrissyreadit @LibrarianRyan my first thought was to tag you- then saw your response😁 I will just follow @Bookzombie an screenshot it. 2w
Caryl @LibrarianRyan - Wow! Thank you so much. The teacher and I are in the process of going through your suggestions now. She started Breathe and didn‘t like it at all for her 7th graders; I started Dry and want to keep reading! I really liked Life As We Knew It when I read it long ago; glad to see it in your list. Did you read the others? Are you a school librarian too? 1w
Caryl @Bookzombie and @jessinikkip - Thanks for sharing your comments as well! Litsy is a pretty awesome place. 😎 1w
LibrarianRyan @Caryl I was a kids librarian and I still work with at risk youth on reading comprehension skills. But we do it as book club rather than tutoring. I read life when it came out and started carbon diaries. Majorly put off by the original cover. Started Water wars but couldn‘t get into it. Not read drop but I have read other stuff by the same author. Depending on the length the teacher wants I‘d do dry, ship breaker, or carbon diaries. 1w
Caryl @LibrarianRyan - We need six titles of varying difficulty. Tricky! Right now, I‘m pretty sold on Dry, Ship Breaker, & Life As We Knew It. Carbon Diaries looks great but too hard to get ahold of. We‘ll explore those other titles. Thanks again, and let me know if you think of any more dystopian novels with a climate twist for middle schoolers. I so appreciate your help! 1w
LibrarianRyan @Caryl your welcome. Carbon diaries was hot when it was new when I lived in Denver, but it never really hit around here. So I can see getting copies being hard. Good luck. 1w
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BookFreakOut
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Thanks @AmyG for the #jolabokaflodswap goodies!!! The chocolate has been sampled and deemed extremely delicious, and I can't wait to read this, I love Shusterman's stuff! I know my mom will be wanting to borrow it after I'm done! And thanks @MaleficentBookDragon for organizing!

AmyG Merry Christmas!! 🎄🎁 4w
Bookzombie Merry Christmas! I really enjoyed 4w
MaleficentBookDragon Merry Christmas! 🎅 🎁🎄🍫 📚 Happy #Jolakabodflod 4w
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Sarz
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4 ⭐

I enjoyed this. Running out of water is a really scary concept, but definitely something we should be thinking more about. Although this is set in southern California, it's just as applicable here in Australia.

I liked the characters and the story, although it definitely is targeted more towards YA.

This is my #clifi pick for #booked2019
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage
Only one more book to go!

BarbaraTheBibliophage Good job!! ♥️📚👊🏻 1mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 That‘s the one I wanted to use as my clifi, but I‘m terrible at challenges. I always end up getting sidetracked. It looks good! 1mo
JennyM And particularly with the temps that are coming next week🥵 Scary stuff!!! 1mo
Cinfhen Great review!!! I really didn‘t enjoy my #CliFi so im glad your pick was a good one 😃almost there🙌🏻 1mo
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InBooksILive
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"The question is, can you forgive them for being human anyway?"

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RobbieConrad
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This book is told in four perspectives, each one has there own values and beliefs. When the water no longer comes From the taps people will be willing to do anything to get water.The book was well written but I need some more of my favourite genre (action adventure). I feel like they writers wanted to show sadness because of all the bad things that happen to the characters, as well as to show people what will happen when people get desperate.

Cfischbuch How far did you make it before you bailed? 4mo
RobbieConrad @Cfischbuch the were at the camp. 4mo
MrsBabki I have wanted to read this but I am like you - I need action and adventure to keep me engaged. 4mo
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Bookzombie
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Book 2 of #SummersEndReadathon - In 2017, when Hurricane Harvey hit, we had a gas panic. The lines were long, gas stations ran out, and some people apparently filled personal barrels. That was for gas, but what if it was an issue with water, which we all need to survive? Dry brings that situation to life as the taps run out. I soaked (ha!) this one up. It‘s plausible fiction and I had to force myself to turn it off. #Booked2019 #Clifi

Reggie Lolol @ soaked 5mo
Cinfhen I think I might try audio for this one....was the narrator good??? 5mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen It‘s multiple voices, one for each character and the authors do the overall narration. I thought it was really good. 5mo
Cinfhen Great!!! 5mo
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allureofbeauty
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Listening to “Dry”, it got kicked to the top of my tbr since there are like eight people waiting behind me for this.

#summersendreadathon @Clwojick #dry #nealshusterman #jarrodshusterman #audiobook #libby

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Sarah83
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Finished this one during a buddyread.... Well, I like the idea behind the book pretty much, but the book is too long, it's too dump and there are happening so many things, that I don't believe them to happen. But besides it was a read definitely out of my comfort zone... 😉

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Sarah83
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A cake and a book 😊😉🤩👍

Megabooks 😋😋😋 5mo
PickwickPlockPlock Mmmmjamm🍰 5mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Oooh, that‘s a cool cover! 5mo
Hufflepuffle The best combo!! 5mo
Blueberry Yum 5mo
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Sarah83
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My evening plans... Another buddyread... A book about books... Some sweets. Life could be worse. 😉

rubyslippersreads Sounds like a perfect evening. 😊 5mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai I 🖤 toffife! 5mo
Sarah83 @rubyslippersreads Thank you. It was great. @GrilledCheeseSamurai one of my favourite sweets 😊 5mo
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MusicallyMorgan
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My brain has exploded! This was an excellent #clifi that made me so thirsty just listening to it.

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Exbrarian
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Fantastic disaster / survival story. I used to live in the desert and scenarios like this one would always play out in my mind. Fun read.

ShyBookOwl I like how this author's mind works. I havent read this yet, but I enjoyed Unwind 🤯 6mo
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elyseh
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This book was so intense! I highly recommend it! Just make sure you keep plenty of water near by!

JaclynW I can see what you are saying! I just started this book and I'm parched! Great picture by the way! 6mo
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hwestfall
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I loved this book!

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xxjenadanxx
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This book made me thirsty. But it also made me slightly less guilty about the partially drank bottles of water that tend to collect on my nightstand. Between this book and the movie Signs it seems I‘m slightly subconsciously preparing for whatever is coming! 😂.

Skyrimir My husband leaves half drank glasses of water all over the house and I‘m always telling him he‘s like the little girl in Signs! 7mo
xxjenadanxx @Skyrimir well at least you‘re safe in case of an invasion! 7mo
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blondie
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🖤❤🖤

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Egleason
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Right in my wheelhouse (survival, apocalypse scenarios) Some points made me gasp and reminded me why I will never live in California lol

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atla
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I have a curious fascination with disaster stories -apocalypse, plagues, droughts, manmade, environmental, whatever - I‘ll take them all, assuming they‘re well written. I imagine it‘s the way some feel when opening a new true crime novel - slightly disturbed, but giddily fascinated. This tale of the disastrous consequences of a California drought and water-outage fit the bill and I couldn‘t put it down. Also frighteningly plausible. #clifi

readordierachel I'm fascinated by those kinds of stories too. Stacking this one! 7mo
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Sresendez12
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Woah. This book put a whole lot of things in perspective. I never thought I would enjoy a #clifi book, but I couldn‘t put this one down. It‘s amazing what could happen if you take away the one thing all humans need to survive. #booked2019

Cinfhen Damn!!! I keep seeing so many good reviews!!! Must pick this one up 7mo
Sresendez12 @Cinfhen you definitely should! 7mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Yeah, I‘m thinking of adding this to my TBR also. Thanks for another gentle nudge. 7mo
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hwestfall
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I think audiobooks are the only way I am going to get any reading done this summer. Turns out, as your kids become teens but can‘t drive yet, all you do is shuttle them everywhere.

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blondie
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3am.
I may not be able to sleep, but my cat is out.

Texreader Hello fellow insomniac! 7mo
TheLibrarian Kitty snuggles!! 😻 7mo
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Bklover
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Well I FINALLY found a book I like for #CliFi #Booked2019 and I read the whole thing last night and this morning 😊😊😊😊. I had such a hard time finding a book and last night I found this on Litsy while doing a #clifi search. Definitely kept my attention and is a scary look at what could happen.

LibrarianRyan You should try reading his book Unwind. Not Cli-Fi, but another look at what could happen. And it's relevant to what is going on today. crazy good. 7mo
Cinfhen I think I may try your book because I was unsatisfied with my #CliFi pick (edited) 7mo
Book_Fairy_Mary I have loved all of his books! They really make you think in addition to being entertained and captivated! 7mo
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Bklover @LibrarianRyan I will, Ryan! Thanks! I have Thunderhead on my stack as well. 7mo
Bklover @Cinfhen I couldn‘t get into Gold Fame Citrus either. I just checked another out though by Jasper Fforde called Early Riser that sounds Cli-fi good too. After hunting and hunting now I‘ve found two. Go figure. Hugs to hubs. ❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
Bklover @Book_Fairy_Mary I agree! I haven‘t read them all yet but I‘ve enjoyed all that I‘ve read so far. What‘s your favorite? 7mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Glad you found one for this prompt that you liked so much! 7mo
Book_Fairy_Mary I LOVED the Unwind series! Oh, but Scythe and Thunderhead were also fantastic! 7mo
Bklover @Book_Fairy_Mary @LibrarianRyan Well I picked up a copy of Unwind today. Looking forward to it! Thanks for the recommendations!💕💕 7mo
LibrarianRyan @Bklover it will stay with you. I haven‘t finished the series, but book 1 reads as a stand alone, and ,is still fresh. 7mo
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Alicia
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This wasn‘t super on my radar but thought I‘d listen on audio since there was no wait on Libby. And I am so glad I did! I basically talked about this book to everyone I know. It was so good! Narration was amazing, the story was amazing, I really can‘t recommend it enough. A fascinating story, especially for someone that lives in a desert!

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Abby2
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I liked this for a middle grade dystopian novel. I didn‘t love it. It was pretty bleak and scary.

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maleahrae
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After a few failed attempts, I finally found a Cli-fi book that drew me in. It was scary because it seemed like an actual possibility. I liked how the story was told from all the different perspectives and the snapshots of others outside of the main group really showed how wide the disaster spread! #booked2019 #clifi
@4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen A few others have read this book and felt the same way. I‘m definitely going to check it out. ☺️ 8mo
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loriCB
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Great story. A few unpredictable twists. Very believable and real characters. Love his books!!

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kellyann28
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A really good read! What would happen when a place such as California runs out of water? Pretty much what you expect and then so much worse.
#booked2019: A Cli-Fi read
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Lovesbooks87 I really enjoyed this one too! 8mo
kellyann28 @Lovesbooks87 I don't think I've come across a Schusterman book I haven't liked! He's a great YA author 8mo
Sweetkokoro Ah I loved this one, it was such a good read. 8mo
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Cinfhen So happy u enjoyed your pick!! My cliFi was AWFUL 8mo
kellyann28 @Cinfhen I didn't even think about cli-fi being a "thing"! What book did you end up reading? 8mo
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kellyann28
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I haven't had time to read a lot this past week. Between playing a video game with my husband, work being busy, and taking my 3 year old to the ER, my reads have been suffering!
Glad I have this 3 day weekend to do some catching up.

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Skyrimir
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Finishing Dry (I started Christmas!) and watching the little boop on the left. My dog is so picky about the dogs he likes, so whenever this dog‘s owner asks if I can dogsit I say yes! Gives my dog a break from hanging with cats all day, lol.

ephemeralwaltz 😍😍😍😍 8mo
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Minispok
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I been in a horrible book slump, but i finally found a good book that pull me out of it 😀
Really liked this book, but boy did it make me thirsty.
I drank more water while reading this book than i do al week!

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tonyahoswalt
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This is a really great dystopia type book that takes place in a what could be our very own time. That's what makes it so haunting, you could see this happening. Because I'm weird though, I think it would have been fine if it had ended on page 367. #yareads #catsoflitsy

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Book_Fairy_Mary
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Soooooo good! Shusterman is one of my fav YA authors and did not disappoint with his newest novel. ❤️❤️❤️

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Krinak
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Finally finished this one! I wasn‘t sure what to expect but it really kept me hooked! I‘m uneasy usually about switching POV‘s and this one not only switched a ton, but also added snippets that focused on the bigger picture and outside of the main characters and I really liked what it added to the story. Made me very thirsty reading it though!

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Krinak
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After a long, busy day, I love laying down to just read and relax 😌

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Krinak
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Finishing this book tonight! With my sweet kitty hanging out in the background ❤️

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kellyann28
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Well. This is a perfect choice for my Cli-Fi pick for #booked2019 !

TheEmpress I loved this book! 8mo
kellyann28 @TheEmpress I have loved Neal's previous books so I have high expectations for this one! 8mo
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Krinak
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He always has to be nearby while I‘m reading and tonight he‘d prefer to be right on top of me 😂

#catsoflitsy #currentread

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Krinak
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So excited to start this one tonight!

#currentread #dry #nealshusterman

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BridgetteM
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This is my #CliFi pick for #Booked2019 and I loved it! I wasn‘t expecting to, honestly. Neal Shusterman is an amazing author. Dry is about a group of teens searching for water after upstream states cut off California‘s access to the Colorado River during a terrible drought. It‘s a slow build to realistic seeming disaster.
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice review—sounds like a perfect fit for the prompt! 8mo
BridgetteM @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks! I had trouble picking a book for this prompt since it‘s not a genre I‘m familiar with. I‘m very happy with my choice! 📚 8mo
valeriegeary Sounds like you might like The Water Knife too. Similar in theme. I loved it, now I want to read this one! 🤗 8mo
BridgetteM @valeriegeary Thank you for the recommendation! I‘ve added The Water Knife to my TBR. 8mo
Cinfhen Yay!! Two solid recommendations!! I HATE read my cliFi so I‘m game to try again @valeriegeary @BridgetteM 8mo
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kellyann28
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I offhandedly said that I really wanted this book but didn't want to fork over the money for it and couldn't find it on Thriftbooks. So my husband bought it for me 😍💕

wanderinglynn What a sweetie! 💜 9mo
kellyann28 @wanderinglynn He is good to me 😄 9mo
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she_isthe_arrow
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The beginning is gripping, the middle lulls, and the ending redeems. This book was definitely a rollercoaster, and not something I'd usually pick up to read as I don't usually enjoy a "kids save the world" type story, but this wasn't quite that. Dry is an eye-opening tale of not taking everyday amenities for granted. 3/5?

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Eggs
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Reading this and it‘s so good.

Cathythoughts Good description 👍🏻 9mo
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AnneFindsJoy
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#booked2019 I happily discovered two books I read for nonfiction bingo also work for this challenge! 😀. And then I read the tagged book for climate fiction task. The storyline is a California community suddenly with no water supply- and how their behaviors go downhill as things become dire! It had good pacing and felt realistic , but the dialogue was very teen, and I struggled to engage with the characters. 3 stars.

Cinfhen Nice collage😍and awesome assortment of books👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 9mo
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imabusybee
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Finished this last week. All I can say is this one made me squirm.

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Booknerd2506
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Just started, can‘t wait to see how it ends 📖

LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 10mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 10mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🌸 10mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!! ❤️🧡💛💜💙💚💗 9mo
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imabusybee
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Started this one today

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TheEmpress
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I was sooooo thirsty throughout this book!!! I drank sooo much water. Omg highly recommend.

Well-ReadNeck What an awesome recommendation!! 😂🥤💦 10mo
TheEmpress @Well-ReadNeck I‘m so hydrated 10mo
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