Book Review: The Living by Matt De La Pena

The LivingBook Review: The Living by Matt De La Pena

Shy thinks he is just going to earn some extra money working for a summer cruise, but when a passenger commits suicide in front of him, his life is forever changed. Everyone wants to know what the passenger said to him before jumping overboard, but Shy just wants to put the whole thing behind him. With people following him, and the girl he likes engaged to someone else, things can’t get any worse…until the tsunami hits.

This book is action from start to finish. Already reading book 2. Lots of interesting plot development and complex issues. That poor kid is going to need some serious therapy. He he.


UGH…I had a few great ones, but I deleted the audio book for space and forgot to get them written down first. There is a hilarious one about when Shy has butterflies in his stomach. You’ll know it when you get there.

Recommended Grades: 9-up (some language)
Genre: Action Adventure
Overall Opinion:  Recommended
Source: Free audiobook thanks to (check out their free audio books in the summer if you haven’t already).

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