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 several acclaimed YA novels Balls Don't Lie, Mexican Whiteboy, We Were Here, and I Will Save You and one picture book, A Nation's Hope. He teaches creative writing at NYU.
John Bedford Lloyd, a graduate of Yale's School of Drama, has appeared in a host of major motion pictures, including "The Bourne Supremacy, Crossing Delancey, The Abyss, The Manchurian Candidate, " and "Philadelphia". His television credits include "Suits, Pan Am, Law & Order, Spin City, " and "The West Wing". His critically-acclaimed audiobook narration includes reading for authors such as Michael Crichton, Nicholas Sparks, Paul Doiron, and Atul Gawande, among others. In reviewing Lloyd's performance in "Better" by Atul Gawande, "AudioFile" magazine declared, "John Bedford Lloyd's deep, rich voice delivers just the mix we look for in doctors--knowledgeable, authoritarian tones mixed with the warm, comforting style that characterizes a great bedside manner."