I Will Save You
By Matt De La PeÑA
(Ember, Paperback, 9780385738286, 320pp.)
Publication Date: November 8, 2011
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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.
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"De la Peña has crafted a taught psychological novel that will...stay with readers."-Booklist
I Will Save You was Matt de la Peña’s fourth novel. He attended the University of the Pacific on a basketball scholarship and went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing at San Diego State University. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, where he teaches creative writing. Look for Matt's other books, Ball Don’t Lie, Mexican WhiteBoy, We Were Here, and The Living, all available from Delacorte Press. You can visit him at mattdelapena.com.