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Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm
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Sep 20, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: children-s, middle-grade
Read in September, 2011

** spoiler alert ** Wickedly funny, which I didn't expect. Cover and title looked much more serious. Turtle is sent to the Keys in 1935 to stay with relatives because mom's boss (mom is a housekeeper) doesn't like kids. Turtle copes with her snotty, dirty, boy cousins, finds a treasure, meets the grandmother she thought was dead, helps the Diaper Gang, survives a hurricane, and realizes her mom's boyfriend is a con man. This is the kind of historical fiction I really like. Love the voice of the mc.

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