The Living (The Living Series)

The Living (The Living Series) by Matt de la Pea 0385741219 9780385741217
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Newbery Award-winning author Matt de la Peas The Living is a rare thing: a plot-driven YA with characters worthy of a John Green novel." [Entertainment Weekly, A-]

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. Hell 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 Shys 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.
Shes blond and shes rich, and never in her life would she have dreamed shed be adrift in the Pacific Ocean, surrounded by death and completely dependent on a guy like Shy.
And Shy hasnt even faced the worst yet.
Look for the thrilling sequel, The Hunted, in bookstores now!

Praise for The Living

"De la Pea 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 Pea can uncork delicate but vivid scenes." --The New York Times

"[The Living] is special because of its extraordinary protagonist, Shy, who I havent been able to shake from my mind in the weeks since I read the book."-John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars

Theres no way to classify The Living. Its 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 Author Honor Award Winner

An ALSC Notable Childrens Book Pick

Author: Matt de la Pea

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 336

Publisher: Ember

Publication Date: 2015-01-06


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