November 3, 2013

The Living

cover image of The Living
Matt De La Pena

When he takes a summer job on a luxury cruise liner, Shy Espinoza anticipates a season of lucrative tips and pretty girlfriends in this thriller from Pena (We Were Here, 2009). But everything changes when a catastrophic earthquake devastates the West Coast generating a huge tsunami that capsizes the ship. Shy worries about his friends and is leery of the passengers he is helping to save. He finds himself adrift on a leaky raft with Addie, a spoiled rich girl he'd dismissed as shallow. But their differences fade as they fight to survive and end up on a mysterious island.