Turtle All The Way Down by John Green



Author: John Green

Genre: Young Adult

Publisher: Dutton Books

Price: 25.99 $ CAN

Page: 286

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,


“At some point in life the world’s beauty becomes enough. You don’t need to photograph, paint or even remember it. It is enough.” – Toni Morrison

Trap in your own mind running the same thought over and over again without being able to run away from them. John Green does it again with a dramatic, emotional bestseller novel. A compelling story of a girl trying to fight her own starling faith while a boy dare to dream of impossibilities’. Two teens desperately wanted to connect but just barely able to grasp each other.

“But I was beginning to learn that your life is a story told about you,

not one that you tell.”

Ok to be honest I got confused about the turtles for the duration of the entire book until I got to page 245 but still wish I knew the meaning earlier. Keep in mind that this book can be a trigger for OCD or Anxiety people. For once I finely read a book where the mean character as real problems. This is an eye opening description on how it is actually like to live with anxiety.

“But really, the bell decides.

You think you’re the painter, but you’re the canvas.”

I am not someone that will go over and buy a John Green as soon as it comes out but with “Turtle all the way down” it might just have won me over with liking John Green as an author. His artwork for wording sentences make you reread that phrase over and over again “I apologize for the double negative, but it’s a real double negative situation, a bin from which negating the negation is truly the only escape” pg. 6. But can we take a moment to say what’s up with the turtles in the tittle, we haven’t learned what the title meant until we got to page 245 and yet I am still left a bit perplex. As for the plot, well it was just dangling over the entire book. I love a book with a bit of mystery throw it but this novel lack the excitement that it needed to even succeed more (this is why I am giving it a 4).

Character : 5

Plot : 3

Book cover : 2

Writing : 5


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