Saturday, October 26, 2013
Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
Not a Drop to Drink is a dystopian novel that is based on a world where water is very scarce. The main character is Lynn, she has grown up living in a world with having to fight for every drop of water. Survival is a full time job. Lynn has always had her mother to depend on. Her mother is the one who has taught her everything she knows about surviving and protecting what is theirs. Lynn and her mother are very lucky to have a pond on their property and they do everything they can to protect it. But when strangers start appearing, Lynn knows that life is about to change. She must decide between continuing her lonely existence or reaching out and doing more than surviving. I enjoyed reading this book. It is told in pretty simple language, there isn't a great deal of description, which is appropriate because Lynn's life is pretty sparse, just like the writing. It is scary to consider what life would be like with no water and that is what this book forces you to consider. While much of the book is appropriate for any reader, there are a few hints of mature themes that make it a bit questionable. I would suggest you check this book out, but just be aware that it may not be for all readers.