Turtles All the Way Down

Turtles All the Way Down

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"Wrenching and revelatory." An instant #1 bestseller, the widely acclaimed Turtles All the Way Down is John Green's brilliant and shattering new novel.

Featured on 60 Minutes, Fresh Air, Studio 360, Good Morning America, The TODAY Show

"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: New York, NY :, Dutton Books,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ♭2017
ISBN: 9780525555360
0525555366
Characteristics: 286 pages

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PerthEastLibrary May 06, 2017

I love John Green as an author, so of course I had to pick this up. It was really good and a fast read but I found it was hard to follow a plot. The plot just seemed like it was lacking and the characters were hard to relate to. The theme of anxiety is well written into the plot but it felt like... Read More »

John Green's first teen novel since "The Fault in our Stars" is a story of mental illness, friendship, romance and a mystery.


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amanda4love
May 27, 2019

I loved this book!

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YakkingYogini
May 21, 2019

A realistic young adult novel which will appeal to the intelligent, sensitive, teenage girl. Readers will enjoy seeing how the protagonist, Aza Holmes, works through a mental health disorder in addition to all the other issues teens must deal with in this day and age. I love the realistic way John Green (the author) captures the thoughts and personality of how teens really are!

AnnabelleLee27 Apr 05, 2019

A heady and cerebral novel which portrays the impact of anxiety and unwanted thought cycles in a compassionate and straightforward manner. It also examines friendship, loss, economic class, and romance while exploring a mysterious disappearance. The narrator on the audio book does a great job
speeding up her speech to match the pace of anxious thoughts the character struggles with while also distinguishing between different characters.

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charlottenapa
Mar 03, 2019

As a teenager, this book for me is an above-average book, but the summary of the book is not clear and can mislead readers in the wrong direction. This book is about Aza and her struggles with her mental disorder, rather than the millionaire mystery. Something I really enjoyed was that it was in the head of Aza. The audience gets a perspective of the things going on inside her head.

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HCombs73
Jan 28, 2019

Librarian Reads Challenge 2019

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Havanacat
Dec 23, 2018

People. A moving exploration of mental health which draws from the author's own experience.

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krsbozo
Dec 10, 2018

I picked this book up after hearing John Green speak with Teri Gross. Apparently, he's hugely popular online for videos he's posted. And many people read his first book. Liked it.

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cailimd
Oct 25, 2018

how can i download this e-book? Thx

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Hondaddy
Oct 17, 2018

Excellent book for any age reader.

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BernadetteGU
Sep 14, 2018

While at times I do think that John Green overwrites I actually found myself quite enjoying this book. The Fault In Our Stars is what got me back into reading a few years back and because of this, I think I will always like John Green's books no matter what they're about. This book focuses on our main character Aza and her life dealing with her OCD. I found this book to be a huge eye-opener as I got to learn more about a mental health issue that is rarely talked about in the YA community. I know some people dislike Aza's friend Daisy because she can at times be unlikeable. But, to be honest I thought Aza and Daisy's friendship was very honest and real especially since their high school students who are still learning how to navigate life.

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amanda4love
May 27, 2019

amanda4love thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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May 18, 2019

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Oct 30, 2017

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ArapahoeMaryA Jan 04, 2018

Your now is not your forever.

There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn't.


It’s so weird, to know you’re crazy and not be able to do anything about it, you know? It’s not like you believe yourself to be normal. You know there is a problem. But you can’t figure a way through to fixing it.

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violet_crow_41
Dec 12, 2017

I know that girl would go on, that she would grow up, have children and love them, that despite loving them she would get too sick to care for them, be hospitalized, get better and then get sick again. I know a shrink would say "Write it down, how you got here."
So you would, and in writing it down you realize, love is not a tragedy or a failure, but a gift.

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