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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
Awards
Junior Library Guild Selection
PJ Our Way Author Incentive Award Winner
Sydney Taylor Gold Medal Winner
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6 Reviews

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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

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THIS BOOK IS SO GOOD

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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BEST BOOK

Review by sea

Loved the book!

May 06, 2021 03:50 PM
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Turtle Boy

Review by AHS2012

It's Awesome! Read the book! Will he stand up to bullies or not. Find out by reading Turtle Boy

May 04, 2021 09:46 AM
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Awesome book!!!

Review by writer33

I really love this book. There are parts of it that are sad, funny, exciting, etc. Will, the main character, is very relatable in a lot of ways, and so are his friends. I give this book 5 stars out of 5!!!

May 04, 2021 09:10 AM