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 Jul 2023
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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Review by Tristin9989

Great fun I had reading this book.

Dec 01, 2023 12:49 PM
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great but not for kids under the age of 8

Review by caracalwildcat

Such a sad book but i kinda liked it. but I don't have words to say how sad this book is. It does have a little death in it .So I don't think that this a great book for kids under the age of 8.

Dec 01, 2023 12:44 PM
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Review by izzykizzy

it is a turtle what did you expect. it's amazing.

Nov 02, 2023 09:49 PM
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Turtle boy

Review by KindnessGirl

This book was amazing! I really recommend it for you! READ THIS BOOK!!!! It is really good.

Oct 12, 2023 08:04 PM
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Turtle Boy🐢

Review by bookchat

Turtle Boy is a very touching story. It teaches us not to be afraid to try new things. Will is a very special friend I wish I had one like him.

Oct 10, 2023 03:47 PM