I Will Save You (Paperback)
Ember, 9780385738286, 320pp.
Publication Date: November 8, 2011
Newbery Medal-winning author Matt de la Pena's I Will Save You is a "heartwarming, root-for-the-underdog novel." SLJ]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. "A taut psychological novel... with] intriguing, well-developed characters... that] will stay with readers."-Booklist "De la Pena skillfully captures the slippery sides of a schizophrenic personality in this heartwarming, root-for-the-underdog novel."-SLJ An Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award Finalist ALA-YALSA Best Book for Young Readers An ALA-YALSA Quick Pick A Junior Library Guild Selection
About the Author
I Will Save You is Newbery Medal-winning author Matt de la Pena'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, for which he received the Pura Belpre Author Honor Award, all available from Delacorte Press. You can visit him at mattdelapena.com and follow @mattdelapena on Twitter. From the Hardcover edition.