When the California drought escalates to catastrophic proportions one teen is forced to make life and death decisions in this harrowing story of survival from New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman. The drought – or the Tap-Out as everyone calls it – has been going on for a while now. Everyone’s lives have become an endless list of don’ts: don’t water the lawn don’t fill up your pool don’t take long showers. Until the taps run dry. Suddenly Alyssa’s quiet suburban street spirals into a warzone of desperation; neighbours and families turned against each other on the hunt for water. And when her parents don’t return and her life – and the life of her brother – is threatened Alyssa has to make impossible choices if she’s going to survive.