The Living (Compact Disc)
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
About the Author
Mexican WhiteBoy is Matt de la Pena s second novel for young readers. It was an ALA-YALSA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults, a Notable Book for a Global Society, and a Junior Library Guild Selection. His first novel, Ball Don t Lie, was an ALA-YALSA Best Book for Young Adults and an ALA-YALSA Quick Pick for Young Adults and was made into a major motion picture. He attended the University of the Pacific on a basketball scholarship and went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing at San Diego State University. De la Pena lives in Brooklyn, New York, where he teaches creative writing. Look for Matt de la Pena s third novel, We Were Here, and fourth novel, I Will Save You, both available from Delacorte Press.
Henry Leyva's audiobook credits include reading Colin Harrison's "The Havana Room", Michael Palmer's "Fatal", Lawrence Block's "Killing Castro", and John Grisham's "The Testament "as well as works from popular authors such as Nicholas Sparks and Phyllis Naylor.
Leyva has appeared in numerous stage and screen productions. His film and television work includes roles on "One Life to Live, Romancing America, The Digital Cafe, The Interrogation", and "The Windigo". He has also performed in a host of off-Broadway productions, including "In the Heights, Love Suicide", and "Guanabaco". He has also performed in voiceovers for commercials, including those for HSBC, Claritin, and the Daily News. He lives in New York City.