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The Hunted
The Living Series, Book 2
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    Newbery Medal-winning author Matt de la Peña’s The Hunted, the sequel to The Living, is a high-energy, action-packed survival story.“De la Peña has created...
    Newbery Medal-winning author Matt de la Peña’s The Hunted, the sequel to The Living, is a high-energy, action-packed survival story.“De la Peña has created...
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  •     Newbery Medal-winning author Matt de la Peña’s The Hunted, the sequel to The Living, is a high-energy, action-packed survival story.

    “De la Peña has created a rare thing: a plot-driven YA with characters worthy of a John Green novel.” —Entertainment Weekly on The Living, A-
     
       For those left living, it’s kill or be killed. When Shy pulled himself from the wreckage of the Paradise Cruise luxury liner, he met Addie. Addie was rich and blond, and with no one else to trust, she told Shy a secret she never should have revealed.
       It’s a secret that people would kill for—have killed for—and she has the piece that could turn everything on its ear. The problem? Shy has no idea where Addie is. Back home in California seems logical, but there are more ways to die back home than Shy could ever have guessed. And thanks to what Shy knows now, he’s a moving target.
     
    Praise for The Hunted:
    “Readers will be drawn to the raw and gritty setting, fast-moving plot, and diverse characters worth rooting for.“—School and Library Journal
    "Between [the] fast-paced plot and meaningful, diverse character development, this is a great crossover for fans of both thrillers and more character-driven novels."-Booklist
    Praise for The Living:
    “De la Peña has created a rare thing: a plot-driven YA with characters worthy of a John Green novel.”-Entertainment Weekly, A-
     
    “Action is first and foremost. . . . De la Peña can uncork delicate but vivid scenes.” —The New York Times
    “[The Living] is special because of its extraordinary protagonist, Shy, who I haven’t been able to shake from my mind in the weeks since I read the book.”-John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars

    "There's no way to classify The Living. It's everything I love mixed into one fantastic, relentless, action-packed story. As always with Matt, the characters are the best part. So real. I loved this book."-James Dashner, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Maze Runner series

    [STAR] "An addictive page-turner and character-driven literary novel with broad appeal for fans of both."-Kirkus Reviews, Starred
    [STAR] "An excellent, enthralling ride...a great read for those looking for adventure and survival stories."-VOYA, Starred
    A Pura Belpré Author Honor Award Winner
    An ALSC 2014 Notable Children's Book Pick

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  • From the book The four of them stood near the bow in silence as their battered sailboat inched through the Pacific Ocean, toward the ruined California shoreline.

    Shy pulled his shirt off his head and stared in awe—they were close enough now that he could make out the devastation caused by the earthquakes. Buildings flattened. Abandoned cars half submerged in parking lots and drifting in the tide. Palm trees snapped in half, and sand caked through the streets. Everything charred black.

    Makeshift tents had been erected on the rooftops of the few burned-out structures that still stood, but Shy didn’t see any people. Or any movement. Or any signs of electricity.

    The place was a ghost town.

    Still, his heart was racing. He thought he might never see land again. But here it was.

    According to the staticky report they’d heard on Marcus’s radio when they first left the island, the earthquakes that leveled the West Coast were more massive than any ever recorded. Entire cities had been wiped out. Hundreds of thousands had lost their lives. But worst of all, the earthquakes had caused the deadly Romero Disease to spread like wildfire, infecting nearly a quarter of the population in California and Washington and Oregon. In parts of Mexico.

    Shy swallowed, his throat dry and scratchy, and fingered the diamond ring in his pocket, thinking about his mom and sis. His nephew, Miguel. Throughout the month he’d spent on the sailboat, Shy held out hope that his family might still be alive. But now, seeing a portion of the destruction firsthand, the idea of hope seemed stupid. Like living in a little-kid fantasy world.

    He turned to Carmen, who was trembling and covering her mouth with her hand. “Hey,” he said, touching her arm. “It’s okay . . . we made it.”

    She nodded but didn’t look at him.

    He stared at the side of her face, recalling how fine she’d looked back when he met her on the cruise ship. The sun had just starting setting, like now, and his eyes cut right to her beautiful brown legs. The buttons on her white blouse straining to keep it from popping open. But what got him most of all was her face. It was way closer to perfect than some Photoshop shit you’d see in a magazine. He was so shook that first day, he could barely speak. The poor girl had to ask his roommate, Rodney, if he was a deaf-mute.

    Now Carmen was weathered-looking and too thin.

    Her entire body covered in a thick, salty film.

    It was the same for all three of them, the result of spending thirty-six days at sea in a small sailboat—each day marked on the inside of the hull in black dye. They’d baked in the relentless summer sun, then rotated sleepless nights at the helm holding Shoeshine’s compass so they wouldn’t veer off course in the black of night. They’d survived on loaves of stale bread and the few fish they managed to catch. Shoeshine had allowed each of them only a few sips of water in the morning and a few more at night, and all Shy could think about now was bum-rushing somebody’s front lawn and sucking down tap water straight from the hose.

    He turned back to the beach. “Please tell me this shit’s not a mirage.”

    “No mirage,” Shoeshine answered.

    “I keep rubbing my eyes,” Marcus said. “Make sure my ass isn’t dreaming.”

    Shy watched Marcus’s long-lost smile come creeping back onto his face as he tried powering up his portable radio for the two thousandth time since it had stopped working.

    Still nothing.

    Not even...

About the Author-

  • Matt de la Peña is the first Mexican American author to win the Newbery Medal. 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. The Hunted is his sixth novel. Look for his other books, Ball Don't Lie, Mexican WhiteBoy, We Were Here, I Will Save You, and The Living, which was named a Pura Belpré Honor Book, all available from Delacorte Press. You can also visit him at mattdelapena.com and follow @mattdelapena on Twitter.

Reviews-

  • Kirkus

    February 1, 2015
    After surviving the tsunami that sank their cruise ship, escaping an island harboring a deadly secret and enduring 36 days at sea, three teens and an adult reach what's left of California-a quarantined, anarchic region devastated by earthquakes and a lethal, engineered pandemic.Gangs control spheres of influence and prohibit travel. The dead are everywhere. Teens Shy, Carmen and Marcus suspect their families also perished. Shoeshine, the man who engineered their escape and their only guide, is a mystery himself. Inoculated against Romero Disease, the teens want to hunt for their families, but circumstances lead them to accompany Shoeshine east to Arizona, where the precious vaccine can be produced and disseminated to millions at risk. Shy and Carmen's mutual attraction grows, but she's engaged to someone among the missing. (Awkward sexuality in books for teens generally expresses a female perspective; Shy's touching, funny account makes a welcome change.) Frustratingly, there's no throughline to the plot; it doesn't so much unwind as fall apart. Horrific discoveries (babies shot in a hospital, children killing and killed) lack the weight they merit; coincidence strains credulity. Latino protagonists are all too rare in teen books, but Shy and his cohort here feel more like placeholders than developed characters. Quests and goals are abandoned without resolution as if the author, having lost interest in his story midway, has left characters-and readers-to finish it themselves. A disappointing sequel to the standout The Living (2013). (Science fiction. 14-18)

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  • School Library Journal

    February 1, 2015

    Gr 9 Up-Previously, in The Living (Delacorte, 2013), Shy Espinoza's cushy summer job aboard a cruise ship was short-lived. A tsunami sunk the luxury liner, and Shy survived harrowing moments at sea, after learning that some of the passengers were working for Laso Tech, an evil biotech company responsible for Romero's Disease, a deadly contagion ravaging Southern California. In this episode, Shy and three friends survive in a dinghy for a month with some stolen vials of the precious Romero's vaccine, only to wash ashore and see the California coast devastated. Leveled by earthquakes, Los Angeles is an apocalyptic wasteland of rotting corpses and fearful survivors unable to contain Romero's epidemic. Vigilantes patrol the streets looking for the ill to kill, and the healthy have few places to isolate themselves. Shy's friends Marcus, Carmen, and Shoeshine hope to make their way to Arizona where scientists can duplicate the vaccine samples and save the masses. It is a race against time as they dodge Laso Tech's henchmen and desperate citizens willing to kill to survive-occasionally helped by a mysterious stranger on a motorcycle. Readers will be drawn to the raw and gritty setting, fast-moving plot, and diverse characters worth rooting for, such as Carmen, Shy's feisty Mexican coworker and romantic interest, and the philosophical Shoeshine, an older black man who sees Shy as more than just a resilient and steadfast kid, but a larger-than-life hero. VERDICT A more focused and linear sequel for fans of YA survival novels.-Vicki Reutter, State University of New York at Cortland

    Copyright 2015 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

  • Booklist

    April 1, 2015
    Grades 9-12 More than a month after they set sail in a busted dinghy at the end of The Living (2013), Shy, Marcus, Carmen, and Shoeshine finally arrive at the California coast, only to discover incredible devastation wrought both by the earthquake and fever-pitch panic over Romero disease. Condemned buildings hold stacks of untouched rotting bodies, safety is prohibitively expensive, and roving gangs patrol the streets with the directive to shoot anyone trying to travel, which is bad news for Shy and his friends, who are determined to make it to Arizona with the remaining vaccines. De la Pena keeps up the frantic pace he set in The Living as the foursome treks through ruined towns and tries to outrun the mysterious SUVs on their tail. And all the while, in an effortlessly slang-inflected tone, Shy weighs his responsibilities, worries about whether he is brave enough, and considers what makes a hero. With a careful balance between fast-paced plot and meaningful, diverse character development, this is a great crossover for fans of both thrillers and more character-driven novels.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2015, American Library Association.)

  • School and Library Journal "Readers will be drawn to the raw and gritty setting, fast-moving plot, and diverse characters worth rooting for."
  • The New York Times "Action is first and foremost. . . . De la Peña can uncork delicate but vivid scenes."

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