The Water Wars
Vera, 15, and her brother Will, 17, live in the shadow of the Great Panic, in a world that has collapsed from environmental catastrophe and war. In this world, water is hoarded by governments with access to it, rivers are dammed, polar caps are melted, and clouds sucked from the sky. One morning, Vera meets and befriends a mysterious boy named Kai, who seems to have limitless access to fresh water and claims to know about an untapped river. But one afternoon, Kai doesn’t show up at their usual meeting place and his home is ransacked. Lost in a post-apocalyptic dystopia, Vera and Will race against time to rescue their friend in this YA thriller that will be enjoyed by teens and parents alike.