Book Review: Turtles All the Way Down

by - Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Author: John Green
Young Adult
Form: Hardcover

Book Description: Turtles All the Way Down

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis.
Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts. 

In his long-awaited return, John Green, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars, shares Aza’s story with shattering, unflinching clarity in this brilliant novel of love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship.

Book Review ~ Turtles All the Way Down

John Green made me cry again! Another great book from him, and this one’s packed with interesting conversations, and more.  - Ara @ My Book and My Coffee

Aza is a very brave girl. She just doesn’t know it yet. This is my personal opinion. Reading this book, you have to keep an open mind.  There may be some parts that you don’t or won’t understand but it will make sense as you continue reading. 

I understood Aza’s character 1) because anxiety is something that I believe we all endure from time to time 2) and because the author really made it sure that any reader will understand what is going on. Mental health should be taken seriously, people. 

There were times when I got so frustrated about Aza’s situation. I just like for everything to be okay with her. I badly wanted to be her friend most of the time in that book. It's funny to think that one would want to be friends with a fictional character but this book is that effective. And you know, I would listen to her non-stop because she needs that. She would need someone to listen to her and not judge her in the process. Someone that will actually hear her. I am not a professional and so I cannot really get her the help that she needs but I'll be that friend who'll stick around. She needs one of those. 

I love how the story was written overall. I love that I was reminded that happiness or being happy in general is some sort of progress. And that it’s okay to be clueless sometimes of what’s going to happen next. I, ‘a singular proper noun’ will go on. This book is inspiring. Go read it. 

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