AMAZING. The portrayal of Aza as a girl afflicted by mental illness will shatter your image of OCD. I was struck by this incredible work of art, and applaud John Green for it.
Turtles All the Way Down
By John Green
|Grades 9 - 12
|Grades 4 - 6
“A tender story about learning to cope when the world feels out of control.” – People
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 Reviews (7)
john green is an amazing author!!! i can not think of one book that he has written that is not amazing. aza is a relatable character, and the plot is pretty interesting, as they're trying to find a missing person.
Aza Holmes has never been in or sought out the limelight. She lives in an ordinary world in ordinary Indiana in ordinary modern-day America. The only thing hindering her is her thoughts: her germaphobia, her constant mental battles, her desperation. Other than that, she has never been of public interest. But when best friend Daisy urges Aza to visit Davis Pickett, a childhood friend, after a scandal about his billionaire fugitive father Russell Pickett, Aza's life is about to be changed forever. After years in the shadows, her life is suddenly thrust into insanity between juggling a reinforced friendship and maybe more with Davis, accused negligence from Daisy, trying to find her morales, anti-socialness caving in on her, and her ever-spiraling fears. A heartbreaking story about change, fear, and love, "Turtles All the Way Down" by the brilliant John Green cannot be prevented from being in the limelight of fans for generations.
it was an okay book. but it had a great look into how hard it is for people who suffer from mental illnesses. i cant imagine how hard it is for those people. also davis..
I give this book five stars. This book is my third favorite out of John Green's books ( My first favorite is the Fault in our Stars. My second favorite is Paper towns.)
This book is really good! I really like how the main character had a mental illness because a lot of teens and adults experience that kind of thing. The book is really inspiring with all of the quotes and things that John Green included. It is very well-written and hard to put down! On the inside cover, it sounded more of a Mystery than Realistic Fiction to me so I was a little disappointed but it was a really good book. I'd recommend it if you are comfortable reading a book with a lot of cussing and mental illnesses.
I love this book! I think that everyone should read it. It is good for everyone. When you read it, you get to see what it is really like to have anxiety, and it is so engaging. I could not put it down. It is also super well written.