Welcome to a future where water is more precious than oil or gold...
Vera and her older brother, Will, live in the shadow of the Great Panic. Water is hoarded, rivers are damned, polar caps have melted, and clouds are sucked from the sky. Their mother is ill from a nameless disease. Their father barely manages on ration tickets and black market goods.
Then Vera befriends Kai, a boy who seems to have limitless access to fresh water. When the enigmatic Kai disappears, Vera and Will know they must find him. Their search for Kai plunges them into a world driven mad by thrist—whose salvation hinges on one boy's fight to stay alive.
"Let us pray that the world which Cameron Stracher has invented in The Water Wars is testament soley to his pure, wild, and brilliant imagination, and not his ability to see the future. I was parched just reading it." —Laurie David, academy award winning producer of An Inconvenient Truth, and author of The Down to Earth Guide to Global Warming