Turtles All the Way Down

Turtles All the Way Down

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'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.
Publisher: [Harmondsworth] : 2018. Penguin,
ISBN: 9780241335444
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Bolinda Digital BorrowBox

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boscoejoe14
Aug 18, 2018

SO GOOD

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karen_qin
Aug 07, 2018

When I first read the title “Turtles all the way down”, I thought the book was based around turtles. Instead it’s based around Aza, the main character and very much not a turtle. Imagine my disappointment. But this book was epic and one of my favourite John Green books (tied with Looking for Alaska)

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ahoffman4277
Jul 10, 2018

I loved this book, even more than The Fault in Our Stars. It had some very interesting ideas and questions about what the true self is and who the author of your life story really is. What I loved most is that Aza doesn't conquer her condition, she learned to live with it, which is much more real life than the books where the protagonist always wins and gets a happy ending.

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donutwombat
Jul 03, 2018

Obviously this book was no where near "The Fault in Our Stars", but I guess compared to some others, its still pretty good. Green had me hooked to the plot until the end, and hope to see him writing more books.

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loveseal516
Jun 18, 2018

Overall, I think this book was quite good. I liked the characters and how the book was written.

ArapahoeSusanW Jun 06, 2018

Not as engaging as many of Green's novels but fascinating since he also suffers from mental issues. I read (actually listened to) this novel with mixed emotions but had to rate it a 4 since "Turtles" is a higher quality novel than the usual YA fare and features a complex plot line including a mystery, love story and mental illness.

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Starpoem
May 03, 2018

I thought this book was better than The Fault in Our Stars, John Green's most famous book. I just loved the characters in Turtles All the Way Down so much. Aza, the main character, is the type of person I would want to be friends with: she is introspective, thoughtful, kind, deep, smart, and fun. Her struggles with OCD were realistically portrayed. Davis, Aza's love interest, seems like he would be fun to hang around with, since he loves poetry, astronomy, and science fiction--and he matured a lot over the course of the book. I don't know if I would want to be friends with Daisy, but I was intrigued by her Chewbacca fanfic and wished it were real (not the Ayala parts, though). I even liked the weird little tuatara. The characters all had their faults and foibles, but that just made them seem all the more realistic. This book gave me a lot to think about, and I believe it will stick with me for a long time.

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Amberrodgerss
Mar 26, 2018

Great read! Not my favorite john green book but it keeps you Reading to find out what happens. Also interesting to see a character have a mental disorder and hear that part of the story as well. Not many people can write about that stuff. Great read over all!

Sug_Smith Mar 25, 2018

Turtles All the Way Down gives readers a unique and realistic look into the mind of a teen, Aza, with OCD as she navigates her life. This novel is genius in how it portrays mental health to the world.

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Einer2
Mar 21, 2018

Even with all of the side plots it seems to ring true of OCD (so hard to get if you don't have it) and should be a must read in high school.

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donutwombat
Jul 03, 2018

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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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