Friday, June 4, 2010

Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm

"Everyone thinks children are sweet as Necco Wafers, but I've lived long enough to know the truth: kids are rotten."

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Summary: In 1935, when her mother gets a job housekeeping for a woman who does not like children, eleven-year-old Turtle is sent to stay with relatives she has never met in far away Key West, Florida.

Random House; 177 pages


Dawn said...

I just finished this last night. It was a pleasurable read. One of my favorite parts was the characterization of the cousins. The boys as babysitters (members of the diaper gang) was comical and unexpected.

Mary W said...

I agree that the characterization of the boys was comical. This book did not please me though--I did listen to it on CD though, so some of that may be due to the choice of reader. I felt like the language was forced. I didn't think that kids would really talk like that, but then again, it does take place in the 1930s, so maybe.

Richie Partington said...