Down-to-earth Zeeta and her flighty mom, Layla, have spent years traveling the globe and soaking up everything each new culture has to offer. Now they’ve settled in the beachside town of Mazunte, Mexico, where Zeeta’s true love, Wendell, has an internship photographing rare sea turtles. At first glance, Zeeta feels sure that Mazunte is paradise—she envisions dips in jade waters, sunsets over sea cliffs, moonlit walks in the surf. And she is determined to make Mazunte her home . . . for good. But as she and Wendell dig deeper to unearth her elusive father’s past, Zeeta finds that paradise has its dark side.
Years ago, while I was teaching English in Mexico and backpacking around Latin America on vacations, I thought, ‘Hey, wouldn’t it be cool if I spent my whole life traveling around from one country to another?’ I loved the idea… More about Laura Resau
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Published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers Feb 14, 2012| 272 Pages| Young Adult| ISBN 9780375899416