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Not a Drop to Drink [Format Kindle]

Mindy McGinnis
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A high-quality survivalist story for readers who enjoy internal story arcs as well as external dangers. (Kirkus Reviews)

The intensity of action moves the story forward, but not at the expense of character development. The complex, authentic characters are neither fully evil nor unbelievably good. The honest and hopeful ending—while not “happily ever after”—will resonate with readers and leave them asking for more. (Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA))

Those in search of fierce female survivalist characters need look no further than this. (Booklist)

In an understated but gripping debut, McGinnis paints a stark picture of a world not far removed from our own, concentrating on Lynn’s gradual emotional growth as contrasted against the physical harshness of her existence. (Publishers Weekly)

A brutally beautiful debut, not to be missed. NOT A DROP TO DRINK is an unwavering story with incredible drama, danger, and power. This writer is for real. (Michael Grant, New York Times bestselling author of the Gone series)

I can’t say enough good things about the writing, and the characterization. If you’re looking for grit, realism and heart, you found it. (Kendare Blake, author of Anna Dressed in Blood)

Deftly written, Mindy McGinnis’s NOT A DROP TO DRINK is a frightening picture of a potential future without fresh water, which left me ridiculously grateful for my working faucet. This post-apocalyptic survival tale is about so much more than just survival. I loved it. (Jodi Meadows, author of the Incarnate trilogy)

Set against the grim backdrop of an all-too-possible future, McGinnis’s very fine coming of age novel doesn’t stint on lifes hard lessons—or its triumphs. Lynn’s story is what Laura Ingalls Wilder might’ve penned if she’d traveled a frontier imagined by Cormac McCarthy. (Ilsa Bick, award-winning author of the Ashes trilogy and THE SIN-EATER’S CONFESSION)

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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. 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.


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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 647 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 325 pages
  • Pagination - ISBN de l'édition imprimée de référence : 0062198505
  • Editeur : Katherine Tegen Books; Édition : Reprint (24 septembre 2013)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B00BATIJYE
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  • Moyenne des commentaires client : 3.0 étoiles sur 5  Voir tous les commentaires (1 commentaire client)
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Par Jordan (Wandering-World) TOP 500 COMMENTATEURS
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NOT A DROP TO DRINK est un roman qui me laisse assez mitigé mais qui, malgré tout, m’a plus conquis que déçu.
Nous plongeons dans un univers purement dystopique dans lequel lutte pour la survie et ambiance ultra chaotique sont omniprésentes. J’ai ADORÉ le climat de cette histoire. Vraiment, vraiment, vraiment. Ce n’est pas un récit qui est là pour embellir les choses et faire passer la vie des héros pour extrêmement simple et peu douloureuse, bien au contraire. Lynn, Lucie, Eli, Stebbs Neva et Vera traversent des épreuves horribles alors que leurs existences étaient déjà faites de souffrance et de chagrin. On sent bien que l’auteure a voulu créer un cadre hyper réaliste, et cela fonctionne à merveille.
Grâce à cela, le rythme est très soutenu et vraiment palpitant. Les actions s’enchaînent et les révélations s’accumulent. L’histoire ne nous accorde réellement aucune minute de répit. On se sent oppressés et on a le cœur serré de la première à la dernière page. Paradoxalement, certaines de nos questions restent sans réponse alors qu’elles sont plutôt importantes. Il me manque pas mal d’explications concernant cet univers futuriste (comment les choses en sont arrivées à un tel point, pourquoi, des détails précis).
De plus, bien que ce que vivent les protagonistes que nous rencontrons est véritablement bouleversant et à couper le souffle, je ne suis pas parvenu à m’attacher à eux. On reste assez loin des héros, en fait. La narration à la troisième personne du singulier n’aide pas, en plus. C’était vraiment frustrant.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 A stark look into a future that is truly about trust, sacrifice, and hope. 8 septembre 2013
Par QueenKatieMae - Publié sur Amazon.com
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A stark, realistic look into a dystopian future, Not A Drop To Drink, sets aside the usual young adult novel distractions of teen angst and love triangles and goes straight for the jugular. Life in a future such as this will be about survival and protecting what little property we have left. We will learn to trust no one, care for no others, and it will be violent.

Mindy McGinnis' debut novel begins with sixteen year-old Lynn and her mother's daily ritual of sitting on top of their rural home, rifles at the ready, to protect their pond, their only source of now precious water after an unidentified apocalypse followed by a cholera pandemic. Protection of the pond has been a constant in Lynn's life. A lonely, insular life, her mother has trained her to never trust, or assist, strangers. And their days are spent purifying the pond water, stocking up on food and firewood for the winter, and shooting anyone who approaches their property. Carrying a rifle since the age of nine, Lynn has learned to shoot animal, and human, predators.

The only other person Lynn knows is an older neighbor down the road named Stebbs, whom she met just once as a young child, and now watches with binoculars. Their relationship is based on a tacit agreement to maintain distance, and to never ask for help. Then, tragedy strikes for Lynn and she finds herself alone with winter approaching. It is only when Stebbs takes a tentative first step with Lynn that she allows him limited, and wary, contact. Mother raised her to be self-sufficient and to trust no one. But, Lynn's time with Stebbs brings about a remarkable realization: she was lonely. Even with mother as her constant companion, Lynn was lonely.

Her relationship with Stebbs soon brings Lynn into contact with a family displaced from the city. Uneducated in the strategies of survival, the family is starving, and dying. This is when Lynn must make a choice: does she disregard the lifelong teachings of her mother or does she extend a hand, and her precious supplies, to total strangers.

While Not A Drop To Drink may sound bleak and depressing, the story is truly about trust and sacrifice and hope. Lynn's actions, and growth as a person, are what make the story rich and compelling. The stark, isolated, reality of her world, while never a paradise, evolves into what is possibly a hopeful future. Make no mistake though, this book is not afraid to pull punches and there are parts that made me cry.

I recommend this book to the readers who like to read the dystopia genre, especially Young Adult, specifically because of it's no-nonsense approach to this subject, the beautiful writing, and it leaves the teen angst at the door. I look forward to her next novel.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Loved the main character, and 3/4 of the story but the ending was NOT for me. 2 octobre 2013
Par Brandi Breathes Books - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Wow. I totally can't imagine living in a world like this and can't help but think that I would be one of the people who couldn't survive. So, when I meet a strong and capable main character like Lynn, I am always in awe.
Lynn grew up with her mom, and her mom taught her everything she knew. In this world, their pond is the most important thing, and they defend it with their lives, and for them that also means taking lives. Lynn knows how to shoot, purify water, cut down trees, skin and dress a deer basically everything that keeps them alive in a world without help, stores, electricity, or running water.
It is so hard to review without spoiling things, but basically Lynn grows through some of the people that unexpectedly comes into her life and makes her question some of the things she was taught about outsiders. There are also some that prove everything right. There is such character development and that is one of the things that I love.
Through a little girl Lucy, the most change, determination and strength came out in Lynn. She not only had a helper in Lucy, and someone else to teach how to survive, but she also had a lot to learn from the little girl. Seeing the bigger picture, survival, and not bothering the adults even with something that should have needed their attention, she was selfless and caring to others. The theme of family, togetherness, and friendship really shone through these two characters in particular.
The romance is sweet and subtle, a slow build, my favorite kind. Lynn knew nothing about men except they were evil from her mom, and she realizes that just like women, they can be good or bad, or some shade of gray in the middle. So it is really fun to watch her learn what flirting is.
The story would have been a five star if it weren't for the ending. I guess that for some it would be great, realistic, and fitting for the story, but for me, it did not work. I was so heartbroken and though the way it ended up was full of hope in promise in others, I still couldn't get over the shock and the loss.

Bottom Line: Loved the main character, and 3/4 of the story but the ending was NOT for me.
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Survival in a dystopian future with water shortages 17 novembre 2013
Par Sandy Kay - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Relié|Commentaire client Vine pour produit gratuit (De quoi s'agit-il?)
The YA novel, set in a future where water is scarce, is about survival and compassion.

Lynn and her mother live alone in the country and their daily routine revolves around the gathering, purifying and protecting of their water. It is a hard and solitary life of constant vigilance and is the only life Lynn has ever known. They have a neighbor but never speak to him. And they shoot any strangers who come near their water. Smoke rising in the east and south indicate there are new groups of strangers nearby. I don't want to spoil the story, but those new strangers will dramatically change the course of Lynn's life.

As an adult reader, I thought this book was okay, but not great. Although it is set during a time when water is in short supply, technology does not seem to have changed at all. In fact, because of the way Lynn lives, it almost has the feel of a frontier turn-of-the century story.

Lynn is not a particularly warm and fuzzy heroine so it is hard to really like her thought readers in the intended age demographic might like her a lot more.

I originally said there is no swearing or sex in this book so parents don't need to worry about that. But one of the commenters below pointed out that I had missed it. I still don't think there are any f-bombs but do note that there is some milder profanity. There isn't any "on screen" sex in the book. However, as the commenter below points out, there is the threat of, and discussions about, women being raped and/or abused by men. The actual treatment is "off camera" but it may not be appropriate for younger readers.

The violence may also be much for younger readers. As noted above, Lynn & her mother shoot anyone who comes near their water and there is also a threat from wolves.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Captivating story but lots of vague worldbuilding facts 11 septembre 2014
Par Jamie E. - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Relié
Where to begin? I have a lot of thoughts on this book but I am struggling putting them in order. I know I deeply enjoyed this story yet I still have so much I am wondering about at the same time. So my rating for this is actually more like 3.5 stars.

Let me start off with saying the I loved the style in which this book was written. It is rich, deep and meaningful. It drew my into the story, creating a very vivid portrayal of Lynn's life. Not many young adult novels seem to have to practical depth and maturity this book carries.

Lynn is a very impressive young woman. She has lived a harsh reality to this point in her life. It has always been just her and her mother alone. She has only briefly had contact with one other person (her neighbor Stebbs)her entire life. They manner in which they live can make farm life seem easy. Gathering and "purifying" water, gathering food, hunting, gathering wood, looting for supplies as needed. And the most important thing-scout and protect their water and land.

One fall life as Lynn knows it begins to change. She gets to know others. A girl named Lucy, a teenage boy named Eli and Lucy's mother (Neva) along with really getting to know Stebbs. I must say I think he is my favorite character. I mentally see him as a sort of uncle to her in the end. How well he takes to her showing up with Lucy was priceless.

You can quickly visualize Lynn's life and empathize with her on many levels. The reality she is stuck living is rough but it doesn't help how I can see life one day being quite similar. The current drought situations where I live do not help (haha).

Where I was confused is when this is happening? How long has life been this way. The world building left a lot to be desired. Why life was the way it was. Is the whole world like this overall? We know it has been at least 16 years for trouble. There are laws for only 1 child or they would be exiled yet Eli had an older brother. So that must have been less than those 16 years for those laws. So when where the major life turning points (such as how long since the country has water and electricity?). Lynn gets some medicine that is only 5 years expired. Where did that come from being t must have been less then 16 years old? Just a lot of odd gaps. I would love to do an interview with Mindy McGinnis with all this at some point. I guess I will simply hope the next book will explain this all better.

While the lack of world building was frustrating, the life Lynn lives is captivating in a worrisome way. I still found her life riveting. The only other thing that bothered me was how easily she adapted to all these new people in her life. It doesn't add up.

This is a mature young adult. There is language, mentioning of rapes, death, and harsh survival. Great for older teens and adults. I see lots of potential for Mindy McGinnis' future works!
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Surprisingly Enjoyable Read! 22 août 2013
Par FatChickDancing - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Relié|Commentaire client Vine pour produit gratuit (De quoi s'agit-il?)
Right from the beginning, author Mindy McGinnis creates a visceral feel to her dystopian setting with narrative and dialog which are terse, dry, and humorless. I was hooked right away by her style and voice and found it hard to put the book down at all. I finished it in a day, despite a busy schedule, and it enriched my understanding of how humanity can dry up like a desert and then bloom once more into flowing society.

As Lynn's main influence is removed from her life, the author takes you deeply into her perceptual changes, mostly engendered by her neighbor, Stebbs, but also from the widening scope of characters that help her to grow and evolve. This is a truly well done story and despite themes of cruel realities and fears we all share, it is a surprisingly enjoyable read!
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