Panama (Hardcover)

By Shelby Hiatt

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), 9780547196008, 250pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2009



ance and history collide in this gripping coming-of-age story set on the eve of the construction of the Panama Canal.

Praise For Panama

"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