Noticing Paradise

noticingparadiseReviews

“As she did in Lombardo’s Law, Wittlinger breaks new ground in YA romance…. The dialogue is lively and immediate, and many readers will find the talk about albatrosses and endangered wildlife as compelling as the love story.” –Booklist

“The value of this novel is two-fold. Wittlinger’s descriptions of the Galapagos Islands are detailed and memorable. Future naturalists and garden-variety nature lovers alike will enjoy the discussions of natural preservation. Additionally, Noah and Cat take turns narrating the story in alternating chapters. Their differing views of the unfolding mystery and romance complement each other…. YA readers may find Cat’s sheltered background and Noah’s parents’ divorce familiar and therefore comforting, but the strength of this novel lies more in its naturalist’s view of a world of scientific and cultural significance.” –VOYA

Awards

Society of School Librarians International Honor Book, 1995

Publishing Information

Houghton Mifflin, 1995

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