Title: Not a Drop to Drink
Series: Not a Drop to Drink #1
Author: Mindy McGinnis
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published September 24th 2013 by Katherine Tegen Books
Postapocalyptic fiction fans, this book is for you. It seems the most real of all the YA post-disaster books I’ve read.
Lynn and her mother are very lucky; their homestead had a pond. The pond is essential for them to continue living, but it also makes them a target for travelers and neighbors who are dying of thirst. Lynn’s entire life is centered on maintaining and protecting their pond.
I know that isn’t much of a summary at all, but this book has so many surprising twists and turns that I don’t want to give anything away. I hope some of you blog readers decide to read this book, and let me know what you think of it.
This is definitely one of my new favorite postapocalyptic books. I feel like this book seemed very real. The character’s personality and quirks seems very true to life—a paranoid mother, a naïve, but fierce daughter, a disheveled, hopeless mother, a confused uncle, and young oblivious child. Not only did the people seem realistic, but so did the scenario. In many post-disaster books the characters still have means to connect and communicate with the government or with large cities. The people have some sense of what going on around them. This was not the case in Not a Drop to Drink; Lynn and her mother had no idea what was going on in other parts of the state. Lynn had no real understand of anything beyond her homestead. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to read the next installment which came out this fall.