Turtle Boy

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因為外表有別於人,自卑的主角 Will 只喜歡躲在家中,因為在學校只會被同學們取笑。

為了完成一次學校安排的社區服務,Will 認識了一個長期住院的男孩,究竟這個男孩怎樣扭轉Will的人生,讓他明白"Life is too short to live in a shell"?

A boy who has spent his life living inside a shell discovers the importance of taking chance in this “winner” (Booklist, starred review) of a friendship story that’s perfect for fans of Wonder.

Seventh grade is not going well for Will Levine. Kids at school bully him because of his funny-looking chin. And for his bar mitzvah community service project, he’s forced to go to the hospital to visit RJ, an older boy struggling with an incurable disease.

At first, the boys don’t get along, but then RJ shares his bucket list with Will. Among the things he wants to do: ride a roller coaster; go to a school dance; swim in the ocean. To Will, happiness is hanging out in his room, alone, preferably with the turtles he collects. But as RJ’s disease worsens, Will realizes he needs to tackle the bucket list on his new friend’s behalf before it’s too late. It seems like an impossible mission, way outside Will’s comfort zone. But as he completes each task with RJ’s guidance, Will learns that life is too short to live in a shell.

Paperback / For Ages: 10 or above/ 400 pages