Sixteen-year-old Travis is looking for a good time. A vacation in Mexico with his mother and two siblings might cramp his style, but he’s willing to take that risk for a chance to cruise the beaches. Some things keep gnawing at him, though, like leaving Dad crying at the airport, and watching Mom disappear with a mysterious ‘headache’ every afternoon that they’re in Mexico. Some creep is following Jennifer around, and 10-year-old Teddy is obsessed with saving endangered sea turtles—an obsession, it turns out, that will change the course of all their lives.
Will Hobbs has delighted young people with his memorable award-winners, Bearstone and Beardance. Once again, with Changes in Latitudes, the author vividly captures the angst of a teenager who is forced to deal with complicated emotions: anger, betrayal, love, guilt, and loss.