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Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm
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Jun 30, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: children-s-books, children-historical-fiction, children-award-winners
Read in June, 2011

This story takes place in Key West, Florida during the Great Depression. Turtle is an eleven year old girl who is forced to live with her relatives while her mother works as the housekeeper for an elderly lady. Turtle is eventually reunited with her mother, but the happy ending that she hopes for does not quite come true. Turtle is a great narrator and life in Key West is quite colorful. This story was inspired by the author's relatives and the end notes do a good job of giving some historical information about life in Key West during the Depression. I really enjoyed this book.

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