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The living

by de la Pena, Matt.

Format: Book on MP3 Disc 2013
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Sewickley Public Library Young Adult Audiovisual CD YA MP3 DEL
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  Young Adult Audiovisual
Call Number  CD YA MP3 DEL

Shy takes the summer job to make some money. A few months on a luxury cruise liner--how bad can it be? Bikinis, free food, maybe even a girl or two...every cruise has a fresh crop of passengers, after all. He'll rake in the tips and be able to help his mom and sister out with the bills.

But then, an earthquake more massive than any ever recorded hits California and Shy's life is changed forever.

The earthquake is only the beginning. Twenty-four hours and a catastrophic chain of events later, Shy is lost at sea, fighting to survive--and stuck with her.

She's blond and she's rich, and never in her life would she have dreamed she'd be adrift in the Pacific Ocean, surrounded by death and completely dependent on a guy like Shy.

And Shy hasn't even faced the worst yet.

" 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

"An addictive page-turner and character-driven literary novel with broad appeal for fans of both." -- Kirkus Reviews , starred review

"An excellent, enthralling ride...a great read for those looking for adventure and survival stories." -- VOYA , starred review

A Pura Belpre Author Honor Award Winner

An ALSC 2014 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."
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Additional Information
Subjects catreq 03/11/14 se
Publisher Grand Haven, Michigan :Brilliance Audio,2013
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Leyva, Henry.
Notes Performed by Henry Leyva.
Description 1 audio disc (7 hr., 48 min.) : digital, MP3 ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781480524361
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