It's in the rain...and just one drop will kill you.
They don't believe it at first. Crowded in Zach's kitchen, Ruby and the rest of the partygoers laugh at Zach's parents' frenzied push to get them all inside as it starts to drizzle. But then the radio comes on with the warning, "It's in the rain! It's fatal, it's contagious, and there's no cure."
Two weeks later, Ruby is alone. Anyone who's been touched by rain or washed their hands with tap water is dead. The only drinkable water is quickly running out. Ruby's only chance for survival is a treacherous hike across the country to find her father-if he's even still alive.
This was an incredible book! Ruby was an incredible, awesome character, from using a butterfly image for swears, and curses, including God, because of her mom. And that she writes the truth, even when when it's hard. Yeah.
First off, it starts with the fact that the world almost ended, and Ruby's generation, well, they just don't really care-because it didn't, so really, what's the point over worrying about something that didn't happen?
Ruby has it pretty bad off. Like it says above, she's alone in just 2 weeks. The only one of her family-her mom, brother, and stepfather-that's still alive. Which prompts her journey to find her dad. And yeah, that's a tough thing to do, when it's the water that is the enemy. And something else, too.
Because yeah, that's difficult, water is almost everywhere, you'll die without it in 2 or 3 days, and this water, if you touch it, you die, like her mom and brother, that's all that happened. Which is just so sad, since her brother, was like, a year old.
Favourite Lines: "Here we go. You knew, you just knew, when he repeated stuff like that he was going to repeat a whole load of other stuff. On and on and on and…—'that you find the near destruction of the planet Earth, on which you live, boring?'" *Snorts* yeah, since it didn't end! "I was half black-eyed zombie, half human cherry." That is a very weird, funny image! "He’d be OK. Fatal. He’d be OK. Fatal. He’d be OK." That must be quite dizzying! "He was really weirding me out now, because normally if he even slightly suspected illicit activities, he’d flip out, and that’d be it: me
grounded and scraping poop, pee, woodchips, and hay out of the guinea-pig hutch. I could just see it… Except I’d actually confessed, and he wasn't going ballistic. Weird." Or not, if you consider the fact that the world is slowly ending! "He made stews when we went camping. 'Comfort food' was
what he called it. They were horrible—and, as I once pointed out, if we went on the kind of vacations everyone else got to go on, you wouldn't need comforting. Even my mom had laughed." Yeah, that is funny! "
Yeah, this was a fantastic book, and I really can't wait for the next book! Because that kinda cliff hanger, the mystery of what happened to the people who left the note, that's probably going to be big next!
Author: Virginia Bergin
Series: The Rain #1
Read: October 3rd, 2014
Reason Why: Sounded good, and it's a 2014 Dystopia Book and a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2014 Book!
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Expected Publication: October 7th 2014