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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Review by Kikilef

I recommend this book but warning it’s a little sad

Sep 10, 2021 08:14 PM
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Review by EliP12

It was very interesting and I recommended it to others.

Sep 10, 2021 08:00 PM
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Turtle boy

Review by Soccerkid2011

I’m into manga and graphic novels but I really enjoyed Turtle Boy.

Sep 08, 2021 03:11 PM
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Review by Lillianswine

I love this book! It's a bit confusing, but still great! #numberone

Sep 06, 2021 01:00 PM
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pretty good

Review by LaylaB

not as good as i thought but still great and pretty emotinal

Sep 05, 2021 11:56 AM