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Changes in Latitudes

3.63  ·  Rating details ·  94 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
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
ebook, 176 pages
Published June 30th 2008 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers (first published 1988)
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May 28, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book is about a boy named Travis and his family, they go to Mexico on vacation and when they get there they get in to a cab and the cab driver drives really fast and crazy. Then they reach their hotel. But it's on Travis, Teddy, Jennifer, and the mom that are on the trip their dad didn't go because they are having marriage issues. So they stay there a few days not really doing anything and the Travis's little brother Teddy loves turtles. So they go to the beach and they see some turtles the ...more
Aug 09, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adventure
From the totally hysterical cab rid near the beginning to the tear jerking end, I found the book to be a worthwhile read.
Kimberlynn Uhl
Oct 10, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 19, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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).
Oct 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book Changes in Latitudes by Will Hobbs I thought was really good and interesting to read. I thought this book had a lot of things that could relate to other peoples life's and that's what I really liked about it. I also thought the book was a very easy read and I think this book would be good for young adults.
Tito Quiling, Jr.
At one point, I forgot that it was a book targeted to a younger demographic, hence the simpler conflict which treads on the "man vs. society" street. With a seemingly detached teenager as the protagonist, he soon finds out that their quiet family road trip has turned into a series of rescues and romantic discoveries which leads to a rather grisly ending for one of them.
Mar 24, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  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.
Kelly Marvel
Jan 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book just before my 12 Yr old did, and it was a fantastic story! it was able to spark so much discussion .. family dynamics! passion, love of turtles.. we read it again with he younger siblings
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.
Aug 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
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.
Colorado Blue Spruce Award
1992 Colorado Blue Spruce Award winner.
Vanessa Balanca
I felt like this book was okay, not really something I would pick up. But I didn't really like it very much. I feel like it was the male protagonist who annoyed me.
Oct 27, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is for more mature readers than most of his other books.
Mary Ann
Jan 08, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, tween
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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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