Turtles All the Way Down
Books | Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
The critically acclaimed, instant #1 bestseller by John Green, author of The Anthropocene Reviewed and The Fault in Our Stars“A tender story about learning to cope when the world feels out of control.” —People“A sometimes heartbreaking, always illuminating, glimpse into how it feels to live with mental illness.” – NPRJohn Green, the award-winning, international bestselling author of The Anthropocene Reviewed, returns with a story of shattering, unflinching clarity in this brilliant novel of love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship.Aza Holmes never intended to pursue the disappearance 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 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.
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"RE-READ: I forgot how much I love this book and picking it up had me falling in love with it all over again. I relate to Aza and her persistent struggles with anxiety so much. I have never read such an accurate portrayal of the spiraling nature of anxious thoughts. The entire book feels so REAL, like I’m actually in a young woman’s subconscious and not reading John Green’s depiction of it. This book is just beautifully written and it will always be my favorite of John Green’s. "
"I think this book is tragic for two primary reasons. Firstly, I think because of how unorthodox and untraditional it is. Green makes the book feel so much more real and raw with his knowledge of people who differ from the norm. It’s so different from the everyday sadness I’ve grown accustomed too. Secondly, I think that books that slowly add the sadness over the course of the book really get to me. The ending resolves some of it, but not all of that weight ever really goes away. #28/30 "
"As someone who struggles with mental illness. This book perfectly pictured what it’s life living with that constant anxiety. While the story wasn’t the best I’ve read, Aza was still extremely relatable to me and it was beautiful seeing how she learned how to live with her spirals. "