Turtles All the Way Down
By John Green
“Wrenching and revelatory,” #1 bestseller Turtles All the Way Down is a widely acclaimed best book of the year!
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 • An Entertainment Weekly 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 • A Booklist Editors' Choice Selection • A BookPage 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 BuzzFeed Best Book of the Year • A Pop Sugar Best Book of the Year • A Vulture 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.
Simply Beautiful5By Member of the Target AudienceI have read some other works by John Green, but none compare to the tremendous, brave vulnerability in "Turtles All the Way Down". The usual wit and touch of tragedy remain. Yet, this book finds a way to touch my soul more than any other. Personally, I do not struggle with OCD or any other mental handicap; nevertheless, I found myself sympathizing and loving a character out of her sheer honesty. Aza was not necessarily a typical hero, she simply lived life through her surrounding circumstances. Additionally, her story did not boast or glorify anything that should not have been glorified. This book provides a wonderful way to walk in another's shoes and see their sorrows and triumphs. In times like these, this is needed. The target audience (young adults) should really account this as a 'must read.' Mental disabilities are real and hard, especially while trying how to figure out how to be a teenager. "Turtles All the Way Down" provides a way for outsiders to see past the minds of those who are struggling and a story to relate to for the ones who are going through the same things as Aza. Green finds a way to write profoundly, understatedly, and witty at the same time. Don't sleep on this book guys. It's 10 freaking dollars, and I read it in 1 freaking day. It's not much of a commitment, and you will get so much out of it. In my opinion, you should read it.
Instant lover of John Green5By PaytotheorderofofofofI have never read any of his books and my school library was giving them out so I picked it up. LIFE. CHANGING. This is a book that you read and can not think of anything else for days after. The characters are in-depth and are filled to the brim with emotions. The plot is grand. People with mental illnesses should DEFINITELY pick up this beauty as they should be able to relate to Aza. Yes, it starts off slow but trust me, stay until the end with this one. You won't be disappointed.
perfect5By The sleepy appstarted reading and couldn’t put it down, i have OCD similar to the main characters and so reading this was really interesting to see others go through this .
John Green never disappoints5By buntcakeeI took a break from reading this book and a couple hours later couldn’t figure out what tv show I had been watching earlier, it wasn’t a show, it was this book. Finished it within 24 hours and wish I could go back and reread it without knowing what happens again
Meh2By Icycafe426I read John Green as a teen, and reread Looking For Alaska as an adult, and it still maintained its heart and heft. This book is nothing like that. It had so much potential with the exploration of anxiety and mental health, but the plot was so thin and uninteresting and the characters were obnoxious. Also, so tired of the super deep and insightful large-vocabularied parodies of actuall teens. Yawn.
Great but not appropriate4By 1234$89I absolutely LOVE how John green writes but he does tend to include inappropriate language and talk this book includes talk of “dick pic” and includes several f-words
Wonderful book!5By WilliamsBabeI loved this book! Finished it very quick because I couldn’t stop reading. Wonderful read regarding mental health with some romance and relatable friendship situations. Highly recommend reading. John Green writes so wonderfully and it’s truly inspiring.
Mental health3By Vavaboon1This 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........
Amazing5By FhvdfhjjbxssgjIt was that. Just amazing. I loved it.
Turtles All the Way Down5By Book jacketAnother 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.