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.
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.
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 11/12/2013
Age range: 14 - 17 Years
- Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure | Survival Stories
- Transportation | Boats, Ships, & Underwater Craft - Diseases
-Cruise ships - Mexican Americans -Survival - Natural disasters