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Milpitas, CA 95035

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Teen Pick of the Month: The Living

The Living

The Living

By Matt de la Peña

Grades 9-12

311 Pages

Shy Espinoza needs to make some good money during the summer for himself and, more importantly, to help his mom and sister who are sick with a strange disease.

Shy lands a dream summer job that has him super excited.  He is going to be working on a cruise ship going out on a series of eight day trips all summer long.  He will be able to rake in a lot of cash with tips, he'll have free food and there wil hopefully be lots of girls in bathing suits.

Everything starts out well.  Shy is working with a lot of cool people and generally having a pretty good time on the big floating resort of the cruise liner.

One night, Shy unsuccessfully tries to save the life of one of the passengers who jumps off the ship to his death.  Before the man jumped he claimed he had innocent blood on his hands.  There is an investigation and the man seems to be a part of a bigger mystery.

Without warning, the biggest earthquake to ever hit California throws massive tsunamis at the ocean and the ocean liner Shy is on. The ship is destroyed.

What happens when Shy finds himself out on the ocean as one of the few left of The Living?