Latitude Zero by Diana Renn
Posted by Krystal Larson at 10:10 PM Monday, August 11, 2014
“I have to run,” said Juan Carlos. “You will call? Please? It is very important.”
“Yes. I will call. Definitely. At two.”
That’s what Tessa promises. But by two o’clock, young Ecuadorian cycling superstar Juan Carlos is dead, and Tessa, one of the last people ever to speak to him, is left with nothing but questions. The media deems Juan Carlos’s death a tragic accident at a charity bike ride, but Tessa, a teen television host and an aspiring investigative journalist, knows that something more is going on. While she grapples with her own grief and guilt, she is being stalked by spies with an insidious connection to the dead cycling champion. Tessa’s pursuit of an explanation for Juan Carlos’s untimely death leads her from the quiet New England backwoods to bustling bike shops and ultimately to Ecuador, Juan Carlos’s homeland. As the ride grows bumpy, Tessa no longer knows who is a suspect and who is an ally. The only thing she knows for sure is that she must uncover the truth of why Juan Carlos has died and race to find the real villain—before the trail goes cold.
If you were someone who thought that you had your life all figure out with everything that you wanted, and then it all fell apart, how would you respond? Many of us would fall apart and lead a destructive path for a short while and probably eventually work our way back to our true selves. Tessa fits this mold exactly and her tipping point is an unexpected death that sets her in her confused spiral. Here in this book, we follow her route to discovery through bike riding and adventures.
I liked reading about the ups and downs that Tessa faces while on her journey. The idea of a rogue bike ride seems a little bit silly to me but the author presents it in such a way that makes it exciting and fun to follow. The other lessons that she learns make her a better person as she travels, volunteers and meets new people. I loved the journey that her life leads her through as it is uncertain but she always seems to be traveling in the right direction. It is a journey that you will want to be a part of, thus you should get a copy and read this book.
*Reviewed by Chris*
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