Turtle in Paradise is a great experience for young and older readers. It gets a little fantasy based close to the end, but the realistic and somewhat shocking end clears that up. Turtle, a young girl in the 1930s, is sent to Florida to live with her aunt temporarily. She meets her cousins, learns a little about sponging, and goes on an adventure to find hidden treasure, and makes some great friends. Turtle in Paradise teaches you that there is nothing better than friends and family, and you should always have faith in what you believe in.