Changes In Latitudes by Jen MaloneChanges In Latitudes by Jen Malone

Changes In Latitudes

byJen Malone

Paperback | July 25, 2017

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Jen Malone, author of teen novels Wanderlost and Map to the Stars, will take readers to the high seas—literally—in this contemporary YA novel about a girl facing the dissolution of her parents’ marriage, a new romance, and self-discovery while sailing down the Pacific coast.

After concluding that her is to blame for her parents’ recent divorce, Cassandra McClure is hoping to stay as far away from her as possible. With a summer of freedom right around the corner, it shouldn’t be too hard. But when a forty-foot sailboat appears in her driveway and her mom announces that Cassie and her brother Drew will be accompanying her on a four-month sailing trip down to Mexico, Cassie’s plans for the summer go, quite literally, overboard.

Once the three set sail, tensions quickly rise. So meeting Jonah—a gorgeous, whip-smart deckhand—is an unexpected bright spot on an otherwise dim horizon. Though she tries to keep him at a distance—considering the upheaval of her home life—their chemistry is impossible to ignore, and Cassie soon finds herself questioning everything: Should she go for it with Jonah? Can she forgive her mom? Will home ever feel the same? With life’s unpredictable tides working against her, Cassie must decide whether to swim against them, or dive right in.

Jen Malone once spent a year traveling the world solo, met her husband on the highway (literally), and went into labor with her identical twins while on a rockstar’s tour bus. These days she saves the drama for her books. Jen is also the author of the YA travel romances Map to the Stars and Wanderlost. You can learn more about Jen and ...
Title:Changes In LatitudesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.86 inPublished:July 25, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062380176

ISBN - 13:9780062380173

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from *shrugs* *3.5 star rating* Changes in Latitude was expected to be amazing by me. I thought that I would adore it because I really enjoyed Jen Malone's Wanderlost, which was a traveller's dream story. Wanderlost made me feel as if I needed to read more contemporary romances and travel the world as much as possible. This story, however, was disappointing. I surely did enjoy it, however, I found that it was missing something... some concept/characters I would enjoy and learn from. Some content that I did not see before. Yes, the whole 'sailor' story was completely new, however I felt that the types of characters who were introduced were plain. Boring. This book featured a protagonist, Cassie, who explored a new pace of life as she began traveling by boat along the West Coast of America. WOW, RIGHT? And along the way, she stereotypically (and unsurprisingly) falls in love with Jonah - who introduces her to a world of fun, especially since her parents recently got divorced. Jen Malone takes us through San Francisco, Oregon, on the way to Mexico, which seems to be a reader's dream itinerary. I couldn't help but fall in love with the premise of this story, but what was lacking was a racing story that made me addicted. This was just a book that I can classify as "meh." I've read better things, more action-packed stories, but it is what it is. Cassie was kick-butt. I loved her attitude and how she was all about trying to gain some kind of positivity in life. In the midst of her life, she is battling several demons, such as dealing with the fact that she was miles away from her friends and senior year. And then the romance with Jonah began and I just fell in love with everything the story was promoting. Although the ending was mediocre, I still liked it. Changes in Latitude was a book with a great story with a nice premise and set of characters (including the romance), but there were flaws that prevented me from really enjoying the book. Aside from the slow-moving of the story and the ending, I'd highly recommend this one. Grab it and head on a cruise ship, exploring the destinations as you sail around the world!
Date published: 2017-11-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Nice Story I really enjoyed this! I liked the characters, and I really felt for Cassie's mom in a few of the scenes. I just imagined my mom being in her situation and it broke my heart. I enjoyed the way the relationship between Cassie and Jonah grew, and I liked that the story was a little deeper than just a "cutesy romance". I also really liked that there was a big family aspect. Definitely recommend!
Date published: 2017-05-21

Editorial Reviews

“[The] narration crackles with a wit and intensity sure to pull readers in. Solid plotting and a unique scenario keep this journey nicely on course.”