Wow, what a great summer read for ages 8 and up. This Newberry Honor Book is deserving of its prize. This is a story about an 11 year old girl, Turtle, who lives during the Great Depression Era. The novel is a sure hit for both boys and girls due to its great plot full of adventure, fun, and personal experience. Reading “Turtle In Paradise” recounts life in Key West before air-conditioners and flip-flops. Turtle gets to know her extended family, her origin and gain a sense of belonging.