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Not a Drop to Drink

On-Sale Date: September 24 2013
Format: Hardcover, 320pp
ISBN# 9780062198501
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Price: $17.99

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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.

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, the nighttime threats, and the gunshots make it all too clear Lynn has exactly what they want, and they won't stop until they get it. . . .

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.

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Regret was for people with nothing to defend, people who had no water.

Lynn knows every threat to her pond: 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. Having a life means dedicating it to survival and the constant work of gathering wood and water. Having a pond requires the fortitude to protect it, something Mother taught her well during their quiet hours on the rooftop, rifles in hand.

But wisps of smoke on the horizon mean one thing: strangers. The mysterious footprints by the pond, the nighttime threats, and the gunshots make it all too clear Lynn has exactly what they want, and they won't stop until they get it. . . .

With evocative, spare language and incredible drama, danger, and romance, debut author Mindy McGinnis depicts one girl's journey in a barren world not so different from our own.

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This book was tough and the world, the characters live in, is cruel. I would not want to be in their situation and I know I would not be able to survive. That’s the thing though. If you give a person a reason to survive, they will fight for it. It is in our nature. However, we all think differently when it comes to surviving and how to do it.

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I have read this book and had to say it's brilliant! and so is the second one in the series. I highly recommend this series and author. Mindy McGinnis grabs hold of you and pulls you right there into the action.
The covers of her books really give you a scene from the actual book, and fit so well.

I'd definitley snatch up any book by her in the future and eagerly check out the blurb etc.

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This was a very good book with a shocking ending. Overall, a solid debut for Mindy McGinnis. Looking forward to reading more by her!

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I just finished this book and the feels are overwhelming!! An amazing debut novel and definitely an epic read! I want more!!!!

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