Changes in Latitudes
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Changes in Latitudes

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Trouble In Paradise
Sixteen-year-old Travis is looking for a good time. A vacation in Mexico with his mother, sister, and little brother might cramp his style, but he's willing to take that risk for a chance to cruise the beaches.
Travis soon discovers that even with his headphones and shades, he can't completely cut himself off from his family's problems. He begins to u...more
ebook, 176 pages
Published June 30th 2008 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers (first published 1988)
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Kimberlynn Uhl
Initially I was looking for some kind of book relating to the sciences and then in looking at a variety of books I decided I wanted to find a good animal book. This is when I came across it online and thought that it looked like a fairly good book. It was a very easy read and would be great for a middle school science class. The gist of the book is that a family goes on vacation to Mexico, a mom, 16 year-old Travis, 14 year-old Jennifer and 9 year-old Teddy. Teddy is a big animal lover and curio...more
Teenaged Travis, his older sister Jennifer and younger brother Teddy travel to Mexico with their mom. Travis is there for the "babes", Jennifer for the guys and Teddy, an environmentally-minded kid, is there for the sea turtles. Travis and Jennifer are supposed to be watching and entertaining Teddy--and they do--mostly. Teddy discovers an illegal factory that is trapping, killing and processing the endangered sea turtles for their oils, and wants to do something to save the turtles. But what can...more
I enjoyed listening to this audiobook. Johnny Heller was the reader who made the characters easy to follow. Characters are believable. Will HObbs manages to get the reader to like the good characters and to really dislike the bad characters. Endangered turtles and families facing divorce are the social issues Hobbs winds through the story. One of the best parts is something I can't include here because it would give away too much of the story. If you like vacations to the beach, you will like th...more
This book started off kinda boring and slow. It didn't really grab me, but I persisted in reading; I don't give up easily. Somehow this book drew me in. It was really sad how the family members had drifted apart from one another (even before the story begins) and it's really really sad what ends up happening near the end (I cried).
Apr 29, 2009 Audrey rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: everyone who can read
Recommended to Audrey by: my mom
I absolutely LOVED this book! It was really good. It has a sad ending to it though. I love the main characters. I was sad when it finally ended, but part glad because I could start a new book. I really like this book and I recommend it to anyone who can read.
A favorite of mine... introduced me to the plight of endangered sea turtles and opened my mind to the various cultural perspectives of this problem.
This is another one that I read in high school. I remember it being good,but not a favorite, becuase it had a sad ending, I think.
This is for more mature readers than most of his other books.
Mary Ann
Tie in to endangered species.
Good book, touching
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WILL HOBBS is the author of seventeen novels for upper elementary, middle school and young adult readers, as well as two picture book stories. Seven of his novels, Bearstone, Downriver, The Big Wander, Beardance, Far North, The Maze, and Jason's Gold, were named Best Books for Young Adults by the American Library Association. ALA also named Far North and Downriver to their list of the 100 Best You...more
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