Turtles All the Way DownBook - 2017
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"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.
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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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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.
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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