Turtles All the Way Down - John Green

Turtles All the Way Down

By John Green

  • Release Date: 2017-10-10
  • Genre: Coming of Age
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 258 Ratings

Description

A wrenching and revelatory novel. The New York Times

A New York Times Notable Book • A New York Times Critics’ Top Book of the Year • An NPR Best Book of the Year • A TIME Best Book of the Year • A Wall Street Journal Best Book of the Year • A Boston Globe Best Book of the Year • A Seventeen Best Book of the Year • A Southern Living Best Book of the Year • A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year • An SLJ Best Book of the Year • An A.V. Club Best Book of the Year • A Bustle Best Book of the Year • A Pop Sugar Best Book of the Year

#1 New York Times Bestseller • #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller • #1 International Bestseller

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.

Reviews

  • Mental health

    3
    By Vavaboon1
    This is ultimately a book on mental health. A girl who is trapped inside of her mind like anxiety & mental illness does to you. Controls you, consumes you. The story line or the “mystery” of the person who goes missing isn’t really what the story is about. I appreciated the view of mental illness, but the story line overall wasn’t captivating... the ending was like, ok........
  • Amazing

    5
    By Fhvdfhjjbxssgj
    It was that. Just amazing. I loved it.
  • Turtles All the Way Down

    5
    By Book jacket
    Another great book by John Green. In this story I learned about things I never knew existed. A very interesting book. I also knew from the beginning that I'd be reading a bit about my own life. You got the important parts right Mr. Green. Told with understanding and truth I can't thank you enough for your insights and advice. This book is my favorite.
  • JOHN GREEN

    5
    By mockinjay4
    john green bro
  • Fantastic!

    5
    By Comstarstapler
    I could not put this book down. The depth that mental illness is described in is both relatable and not relatable, and completely intriguing. I feel as if I could read about Aza and the inner-workings of her mind forever.
  • Deeply Profound and Beautiful

    5
    By ClaytonKincade
    Turtles All the Way Down is a heartbreaking story about mental illness, love, and friendship. In John Green’s best work yet, Aza Holmes is lead down a rabbit hole by the disappearance of a construction billionaire, where she finds a love one from her past that starts everything. This book is very hard to read - not for the writing or the story - but the content covered. It’s so heartbreakingly tender, real, raw, and honest, that it hits home. The jittery writing attributed to Aza’s anxiety rattles you physically and emotionally, and left a toll on me. Everything about this book is wonderful. This is truly John Greens best story yet.
  • The spiral

    5
    By Sammerss
    This book was the first time I have ever heard of someone having the same mental health illness that I have. It was empowering and made me feel like someone else out there knew exactly what went through my brain every day. Thank you John Green for putting this illness into words when I couldn’t.
  • Poeticly confusing

    5
    By RandoWomax
    This book with it’s garbled sentences and abstract concepts is a form of pure poetry. It shows that something can profound and succinct at the same time
  • Amazing, as always

    5
    By Monklunk
    John Green is my favorite author. And this book shows exactly why. The way he is able to put mental illness into words is extraordinary. I've never related to a book so much. He's simply an amazing author and this book is one of the best I've read in awhile. I read it in a couple days, and was sad when it was over. It was such a good book.
  • A miss

    1
    By Justmerewords
    Profoundly disappointing

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