Will loves turtles but hates it when kids call him Turtle Boy. He also hates hospitals. So why does Will’s mom think visiting a kid in the hospital will help bring him out of his shell — and what if he’d rather stay in it?
Ages 11+
Pages 391
Publisher Penguin Random House
Coming May 2021
Junior Library Guild Selection
PJ Our Way Author Incentive Award Winner
Sydney Taylor Gold Medal Winner
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For fans of Wonder!

Review by Ally

If you like the books Wonder and One for the Murphys, then this is the kind of book for you. It's about a boy named Will who faces a lot of challenges in his life. Then he comes down to a decision: betray his friend who may not have so long left or step out of his comfort zone to make his friend’s dreams come true. What will he choose?

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Turtle Boy

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yup. Ok yup-a-roo. READ THE BOOK! I mean read the book. Lol

Review by KitKat24

Omg. Just Omg. This is an AMAZING BOOK! Its full of adventure and lots of other things. It was so sad b=but it had an AWESOME ending. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did.

Jun 12, 2021 06:11 PM
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Review by Samburrito

Several times, I found myself struggling to breathe, overcome by emotion. Several times, I nearly cried. Great book, but I'm only 9, so it was a little heavy. Wouldn't recommend to people who have lost loved ones.

Jun 12, 2021 05:13 PM
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Review by olympiansrthebest

i've read this book in the library 10+ times, and the second I saw it here i knew i needed ittttttt. Will is a character facing realistic challenges in life. Bullies, health problems, and especially b'nai mitzvah prep. He needs to find a way to navigate through all of these things while worrying about his friend who is in a critical condition. 98765632578/10 SO GOOD

May 10, 2021 08:01 PM
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Amazing Book!!!

Review by LittleBroYoYo

The book is amazing and I think the book should be read a lot

May 10, 2021 07:10 PM
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Review by sea

Loved the book!

May 06, 2021 03:50 PM