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I Will save Youby Matt de la Pena
Synopses & Reviews
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.
While orphan Kidd struggles for a sense of belonging and falls in love with the wealthy and secretive Olivia, recklessly cruel Devon vows to destroy Kidd's fleeting happiness by revealing painful truths. By the author of Ball Don't Lie. 10,000 first printing.
Seventeen-year-old Kidd Ellison runs away to work for the summer at a beach campsite in California where his hard work and good looks lead to friendship and love but painful past memories surface in menacing ways.
About the Author
I Will Save You is Matt de la Peña’s fourth novel for young readers. 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 de la Peña’s other books, Ball Don’t Lie, Mexican WhiteBoy, and We Were Here, all available from Delacorte Press.
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