By Shelby Hiatt
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), Hardcover, 9780547196008, 250pp.)
Publication Date: September 2009
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"Hiatt’s impressive debut offers a new take on teen obsession, tempered in the exotic Panamanian jungle . . . The building of the Panama Canal, Federico’s background and even the Wright brothers form a wonderfully detailed backdrop that never overpowers the human story. Lovely."--Kirkus Reviews
". . . the political and technological facts add layers to the exciting drama . . . Both the romance and questions of social justice will grab teens."--Booklist
"Teens who have experienced their own bittersweet breakups and suspect they’ll never quite recover from them will appreciate Hiatt’s respectful and empathetic portrayal."--Bulletin