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The living [electronic resource]. Matt De La PeÑA.

De La PeÑA, Matt. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780375984358 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2013.

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Summary, etc.: Newbery Award-winning author Matt de la Peña's 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. 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...
Target Audience Note: Text Difficulty 3 - Text Difficulty 4
UG/Upper grades (9th-12)
700 Lexile.
5 ATOS Level
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Delacorte Press, 2013. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 726 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Young Adult Fiction.
Suspense.
Genre: Electronic books.

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