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
Matt de la Pena is the author of five critically acclaimed young adult novels: Ball Don't Lie, Mexican WhiteBoy, We Were Here, I Will Save You and The Living. He's also the author of the picture booksLast Stop on Market Street and the award-winning A Nation's Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis. Matt teaches creative writing and visits schools and colleges throughout the country. Matt lives in Brooklyn, New York.
HENRY LEYVA's regional theatre credits include "A Streetcar Named Desire" at Hartford Stage, " The Miser" at Arena Stage, "Taming of the Shrew" at the Denver Center, and "Once in Arden" at South Coast Rep. New York stage credits include "Love Suicide" at LaMaMa, "Modern Ladies" at EST, and "Death and the Maiden" at PRTT. Film credits include "Turn the River, Charlie Keats", and "The Interrogation". Henry has narrated many outstanding audio books and has voiced hundreds of TV and radio commercials. He received an MFA in Drama at the University of California, Irvine.