Saturday, September 19, 2015

Nine thrilling YA stories sparked by natural disasters

Eric Smith is the author of The Geek’s Guide to Dating and Inked. One of nine thrilling YA stories sparked by ecological disasters that he tagged at the B&N Teen blog:
Not a Drop to Drink, by Mindy McGinnis

You really can’t talk about YA novels where water is a resource to be fought over without discussing Mindy McGinnis’ debut and its companion. In Not a Drop to Drink and sequel In a Handful of Dust, the world has gone dry. It’s in this parched world that Lynn stands guard over the pond outside her home, struggling to stay alive despite the danger lurking everywhere. Stark and gripping, it’s one of my favorite YA reads ever, packed with drama and a brutal landscape where hope seems as dried up as the water.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Page 69 Test: Not a Drop to Drink.

The Page 69 Test: In a Handful of Dust.

--Marshal Zeringue