About the Book:
“Wrenching and revelatory.” An instant #1 bestseller, the widely acclaimed Turtles All the Way Down is John Green’s brilliant and shattering new novel.
“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.
Publisher: Penguin Random House
How can a book both feel fictional and realistic?
Here are just some of the many reasons why I love this book.
- It feels both fictional and realistic to me. The fictional part almost feels like Paper Towns to me. The realistic part feels REALLY realistic to me. I will explain further in the upcoming reasons.
- The story itself represented life in general. It was sad at one point, then at some times it’d become happy, then anxious, then back to being sad. It’s like life… It goes on.
- It gave justice to its mental health representation. The way that the mental health issues were represented here was just so raw and real. The emotions felt all real. It’s like being simulated into the mind of a mental health representative. What I’m really trying to say is JOHN GREEN DID A GREAT JOB ON THE MENTAL HEALTH REP. OKAY??? OKAY…
- It’s not all about the emotions. It’s also the character development and settings development. It’s amazing how John Green (implicitly) introduced the characters to the readers; how (as I’ve said earlier) it seems like a simulation of a mental health rep; and how it felt like I was really in Davis’ house.
- It’s achingly beautiful. It just proved that not everything that hurts is ugly, and not everything that is beautiful is perfect and happy. As I’ve said earlier, the story perfectly represented life.
Overall, this book is a really good book for me. It is something that I would want to reread in the future. It is something that I think is an important book because of how it talked and dealt with mental health, how it showed the important topics in today’s society, and how it represented this generation very well.
I highly recommend this to everyone!
I’m so glad to have found another favorite book of mine.
About the Author:
John Green is the New York Times bestselling author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, The Fault in Our Stars, and Turtles All the Way Down. He is one half of the vlogbrothers on YouTube and co-creator of educational series Crash Course.
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