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I will save you

by de la Peña, Matt.

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
Jefferson Hills Public Library Young Adult YA FIC PEN
Location  Jefferson Hills Public Library
Collection  Young Adult
Call Number  YA FIC PEN
Moon Township Public Library Young Adult Fiction YA F PENA
Location  Moon Township Public Library
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
Call Number  YA F PENA
Penn Hills Library Youth Y PEN
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Youth
Call Number  Y PEN
Kidd is running from his past and his future. No mom, no dad, and there's nothing for him at the group home but therapy. He doesn't belong at the beach where he works either, unless he finds a reason to stay.
   Olivia is blond hair, blue eyes, rich dad. The prettiest girl in Cardiff. She's hiding something from Kidd--but could they ever be together anyway?
   Devon is mean, mysterious, and driven by a death wish. A best friend and worst enemy. He followed Kidd all the way to the beach and he's not leaving until he teaches him a few lessons about life. And Olivia.

An ALA-YALSA Quick Pick

"De la Peña has crafted a taught psychological novel that will...stay with readers."- Booklist
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "After running away from a group home, 17-year-old Kidd Ellison sets up camp at a beach, where he is put to work by Mr. Red, an aging surfer who runs a maintenance shop. Hardworking and handsome, if somewhat slow, Kidd begins to make friends with some of the camp's teens, especially Olivia, a blond beauty who wears a ski cap that covers part of her face regardless of the weather. Then Devon, Kidd's former best friend and nemesis, finds Kidd and threatens to destroy the peaceful life that he has fallen into. De la Peña has crafted a taut psychological novel that will both frustrate and fascinate readers. Narrated by Kidd, it moves from the immediate past and a possible murder to the present, then to the far past, constantly offering clues to the mysteries of Kidd's sad and violent life. The intriguing, well-developed characters introduce themes of class and gender friction, creating a puzzling and sobering yet strangely hopeful book that will stay with readers.--Bradburn, Frances Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Emotional problems of teenagers -- Juvenile fiction.
Schizophrenia -- Juvenile fiction.
Mental illness -- Juvenile fiction.
Emotional problems -- Fiction.
Schizophrenia -- Fiction.
Mental illness -- Fiction.
Cardiff by the Sea (Encinitas, Calif.) -- Juvenile fiction.
Cardiff by the Sea (Encinitas, Calif.) -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Delacorte Press,2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 310 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780385738279 (hc)
0385738277 (hc)
9780385907194 (glb)
0385907192 (glb)
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