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by Matt de la Pena

Shy took the summer job to make some money. In a few months on a luxury cruise liner, he'll rake in the tips and be able to help his mom and sister out with the bills. And how bad can it be? Bikinis, free food, maybe even a girl or two—every cruise has different passengers, after all.

But everything changes when the Big One hits. Shy's only weeks out at sea when an earthquake more massive than ever before recorded hits California, and his life is forever changed.

The earthquake is only the first disaster. Suddenly it's a fight to survive for those left living.

The Living

SKU: 9780385741217
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  • A California native, de la Peña received his BA from University of the Pacific which he attended on a basketball scholarship. He then received his MFA in creative writing from San Diego State University. To date, de la Peña has written four young adult books and one children's book, as well as short fiction published in various journals. He currently resides in Brooklyn where he teaches creative writing courses at New York University.

  •  ISBN-13: 9780385741217

    Publisher: Random House Children's Books

    Publication date: 11/12/2013

    Pages: 336

    Age range: 14 - 17 Years


    - Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure | Survival Stories

    - Transportation | Boats, Ships, & Underwater Craft - Diseases

    -Cruise ships - Mexican Americans -Survival - Natural disasters

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