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The living

by de la Peña, Matt,

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 20 Libraries 20 of 21 copies
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Summary
Newbery Award-winning author Matt de la Pe#65533;a's The Living is "a rare thing: a plot-driven YA with characters worthy of a John Green novel." [ Entertainment Weekly , A-]

Shy took the summer job to make some money. In a few months on a luxury cruise liner, he'll rake in the tips and be able to help his mom and sister out with the bills. And how bad can it be? Bikinis, free food, maybe even a girl or two--every cruise has different passengers, after all.
   But everything changes when the Big One hits. Shy's only weeks out at sea when an earthquake more massive than ever before recorded hits California, and his life is forever changed.
   The earthquake is only the first disaster. Suddenly it's a fight to survive for those left living.
   Look for the thrilling sequel, The Hunted , in bookstores now!

Praise for The Living :

"De la Pe#65533;a has created a rare thing: a plot-driven YA with characters worthy of a John Green novel. "- Entertainment Weekly , A-
 
"Action is first and foremost. . . . De la Pe#65533;a can uncork delicate but vivid scenes. " -- The New York Times

"[ The Living ] is special because of its extraordinary protagonist , Shy, who I haven't been able to shake from my mind in the weeks since I read the book."-John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars

"There's no way to classify The Living . It's everything I love mixed into one fantastic, relentless, action-packed story. As always with Matt, the characters are the best part. So real. I loved this book."-James Dashner, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Maze Runner series

[ STAR ] " An addictive page-turner and character-driven literary novel with broad appeal for fans of both."- Kirkus Reviews, Starred

[ STAR ] " An excellent, enthralling ride ...a great read for those looking for adventure and survival stories."- VOYA , Starred

A Pura Belpr#65533; Author Honor Award Winner

An ALSC Notable Children's Book Pick
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Much of the fun of de la Pena's latest is how unexpectedly he blends genres, making this, in a sense, four books in one: a finely observed social-class drama, an on-the-sea survival adventure, a global-disaster book, and a contagion thriller. So be warned: spoilers ahoy. Shy Espinoza is 11 days into his summer job on a luxury cruise line when the Big One hits California, hurling massive tsunamis into the ocean and tearing our contemporary romantic plotline to bits, as Shy and an unexpected companion are forced to survive in churning, shark-infested waters. The tsunami sequence is a straight-up tour de force, a breathless, horrifying dash into the void. The book's final act a conspiracy plot upon a mysterious island is yet another narrative jolt. Can a book withstand this many resets? Mostly, yes, and that's due to de la Pena's narrative restraint and commitment to his unusually believable protagonist. Shy's no superhero, and that's a relief. What tonal bumps do exist may very well be smoothed out in the 2014 sequel this story deserves a broader canvas.--Kraus, Daniel Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "De la Pena (I Will Save You) delivers near-constant action, a high body count, and a compelling cast of characters in this socially aware thriller. Shy Espinoza's summer gig working on a luxury cruise ship is not going as planned. On his first voyage, he witnesses a suicide up-close and personal; now he's having nightmares, and a mysterious man in black wants to know what the dead man told Shy before he slipped through his fingers into the ocean. Back in California, Shy's nephew has been diagnosed with the mysterious, border-jumping disease that killed his grandmother. Then, in the wake of a massive environmental catastrophe, Shy struggles to survive in a waterlogged life raft with Addie, a spoiled rich girl who just a few days earlier was out of his league; what follows only deepens the mystery about the events battering Shy's life. De la Pena injects his hybrid natural/medical disaster novel with sharp commentary on social injustice, classism, and discrimination, and the effects of the story's many calamities set the stage for a planned sequel. Ages 14-up. Agent: Steven Malk, Writer's House. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Subjects Survival -- Fiction.
Natural disasters -- Fiction.
Diseases -- Fiction.
Cruise ships -- Fiction.
Mexican Americans -- Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Publisher New York :2013
Edition First edition.
Language English
Awards Pura Belpré Honor Book, author, 2014
Description 311 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780385741200 (hardback)
0385741200 (hardback)
9780375989919 (library binding)
0375989919 (library binding)
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