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Author: Mindi McGinnis
Release Date: September 10, 2013
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (HarperCollins imprint)
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 importantly, 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
But wisps of smoke on the horizon mean one thing:
strangers. 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….
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
than our own.
This sounds so creepy and so brutal and so dangerous. I want to read this so bad. But it'll have to be in a brightly lit room, just in case someone shows up and tries to steal my glass of water.