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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Turtle Boy

Review by SoccerNoodle

I loved this book! Once I started reading it, I couldn’t put it down! This book showed the importance of having great friends.

Aug 03, 2021 08:34 PM
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turtle Boy

Review by Law

meh it was OK

Aug 02, 2021 07:54 PM
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Review by Ory8

It's an amazing book! I love it !!!!!!!!!!

Aug 02, 2021 06:01 PM
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Great story about friendship.

Review by safgalad

It's a story about friendship. It's about when you Help others you help yourself also. Love this story though it is very sad.

Jul 28, 2021 12:25 AM
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I love this book

Review by sarahf9056

The main character in this book is named Will. This book is amazing and I can relate to some of the story (the beginning of the story). I really like this book because it talks about animals and the types of turtles Will has that are not allowed where he lives. I kinda wish I had a turtle. This book also talks a lot about turtles and what types of turtles Will has. Will is called turtle boy because he loves turtles. This book also has some sad parts to it but I won't explain that, wait to read the book!

Jul 23, 2021 06:11 PM