I Will Save You

I Will Save You

By Matt De La Pena

Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780385738279, 310pp.

Publication Date: October 12, 2010


Kidd is running from his past and his future. No mom, no dad, and there’s nothing for him at the group home but therapy. He doesn’t belong at the beach where he works either, unless he finds a reason to stay.
   Olivia is blond hair, blue eyes, rich dad. The prettiest girl in Cardiff. She’s hiding something from Kidd—but could they ever be together anyway?
   Devon is mean, mysterious, and driven by a death wish. A best friend and worst enemy. He followed Kidd all the way to the beach and he’s not leaving until he teaches him a few lessons about life. And Olivia.

An ALA-YALSA Quick Pick

"De la Peña has crafted a taught psychological novel that will...stay with readers."-Booklist

About the Author
Matt de la Pena is the author of several acclaimed YA novels Balls Don't Lie, Mexican Whiteboy, We Were Here, and I Will Save You and one picture book, A Nation's Hope. He teaches creative writing at NYU.