Not a Drop to Drink (Hardcover)

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Water is now more precious than gold and capable teenager Lynn must protect her pond against ever present dangers. She faces strangers who will stop at nothing to get what they want. Drama, peril, romance– don’t miss it. (Josephine)


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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062198501
ISBN-10: 0062198505
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: September 24th, 2013
Pages: 309
Language: English