Sunday, April 17, 2011

#66 Turtle in Paradise By Jennifer L. Holm

2011 Honor Book

"Life isn't like the movies, and eleven year old Turtle is no Shirley Temple. She's smart and tough and has seen enough of the world not to expect a Hollywood ending. After all, it's 1935, and jobs and money and sometimes dreams are scarce.So when Turtle's Mama gets a job housekeeping for a lady who doesn't like kids, Turtle says goodbye without a tear and heads off

to Key West, Florida, to stay with relatives she's never met.

Florida's like nothing Turtle has ever seen. It's hot and strange, full of wild green peeping out between houses, ragtag boy cousins, and secret treasure. Before she knows what' happening, Turtle finds herself coming out of the shell she's spent her life building, and as she does, her whole world opens up in the most unexpected ways. "

This was a cute book - quick read, however somewhat predictible

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