Book Review

Book Review: Turtles All The Way Down by John Green

John Green, the #1 bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars is back, with a book hailed by the Guardian as ‘a new modern classic’.

‘It’s quite rare to find someone who sees the same world you see.’

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.

First edition includes an exclusive jacket poster featuring some of John’s most brilliant and memorable quotes.

Second Book of #2018FWTBRPick for the month of July! Don’t forget to click the link to see what it is all about! ❤

The thing about John Green’s books is that you can either love them or hate them; but you can never end up being indifferent to them! 

Whenever I have read John Green books, I always have a notebook & a pen ready to write down all the brilliant quotes that everyone definitely identifies with – no matter where you are in your life – physically, emotionally or spiritually; you will find yourself identifying with at least some of the words; if not all of them.

This is one downside for John Green’s bookhear me out pleaseis that end up focusing more on finding these quotes/words that resonate with me I lose track of what actually the story is! Maybe this is just me; but even then, this is a very big issue for his books have some of the most important issues tackled.

Next, as a psych major, I have to say, with utmost respect, that John Green has done brilliant work of extrapolating exactly what being riddled with anxiety feels like – with Aza Holmes, John Green has shown the stark reality of what it is to live with the thoughts that just don’t let you live.

I will shove this book down the throat of anyone who believes that anxiety or panic attacks are a choice we make – and even they understand / empathize with even 1% of what this feels like, I would consider it a success. And if it doesn’t, if the word “fiction” starts to form on their lips, then I am just gonna shove them *shrugs*

Why the 4 Star rating then, you may ask? This is majorly ‘cause, like all the other John Green Books, the main aspect of the plot (Aza & her struggles with anxiety) overwhelmed everything else – her relationship with her mum & her best friend, the mystery of the missing millionaire & her brush with first love – all of this would have made for a brilliant book, if everything had been done in balance!

Yet, I will still recommend this book to everyone who ever wants to know exactly what living with anxiety and panic feels like!! 

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 



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