I Will Save You

I Will Save You

by Matt de la Peña
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I Will Save You by Matt de la Peña

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385907194
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 10/12/2010
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

  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.

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I Will Save You 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"I Will Save You" deals with Kidd, a troubled young man who falls in love with Olivia. She is a beautiful blonde unlike anything he has ever seen before. While at the beach, waiting for female and male grunion fish to scurry up the sand, an event that only occurs several times a year, Kidd discovers something that disturbed him very much. He noticed his friend Devon sitting with Olivia at the top of the stairs. Kidd was overcome with emotions as he hurried to the top to confront Devon. As if wanting to pro vote Kidd, Devon started at him with a grin on his face and even ran his fingers through Olivia's blonde hair. Kidd reached out and took Devon by the hood of his sweatshirt. He shoved him toward the weakest part of the fence, forty feet above the cliff. With Devon still grinning and his words towards Kidd, it was as if Devon know what was going to happen to him. Some sort of death wish. He even dared Kidd by saying "you won't". That's when Kidd pushed him harder against the fence until it gave way and Devon fell to his death. Kidd actually thought he was saying Olivia from Devon but then started having second thoughts. What if they were in love and Kidd was in the way. Maybe Devon was never really trying to hurt Olivia. Kidd was a tortured man and now had a lot of guilt. He now had to deal with the consequences of his action even though he may have been wrong all along about Olivia and Devon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book i very well planned out. I now have it for ebook and a regular book. I really enjoy this book and i highly recomend it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is really good. The only bad thing is that it uses alot of cuss words. Ages 11+ in my opinion
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I loved this book! I espesially loved the end.... :'(
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David Rousseau More than 1 year ago
Kidd is a tad unrealalistic, but overall it was great. It deserves to have been at least another fifty pages long, which could probably be added onto to form a sequal. I really wish i could know what happens after.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book made me tear up!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really wish that kidd didnt have to go to prision, he was such a wonderful person. I wish that he could have experienced a regular life alittle longer :( but other than that i really loved it! Go matt!