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Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
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Turtles All the Way Down

by John Green

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From everyone's favorite young adult author (no, really, ask your mom!) comes his latest sure-to-delight novel. John Green has been more than a little secretive about the contents of Turtles All the Way Down, so we can't tell you much'”we haven't even been allowed to read it till the end! He is truly the king of avoiding spoilers. But here's what we can say: Turtles follows the friendship of two complicated teenage girls as they go on an adventure to try to locate a missing billionaire. And if we know John Green, there will be plenty of quotable quotes and magic along the way.

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  • Gilbert, AZ

    I’ve found John Green to be hit or miss, but this one was a slam dunk! He handles the mental health element with kindness and authenticity. It left me feeling like I understood more that I had before

  • Huntington Beach, CA

    I’m a huge John Green fan and have almost read everyone of his books that he has authored himself and co-authored. Held my interest beginning to end. Hits you in the feels... definitely check it out

  • Boise, ID

    Absolutely loved this book and it's storyline about anxiety. It felt so relatable sometimes. I just really loved Aza as a character and her friend for being such a patient friend. Can't wait to reread

  • Apex, NC

    Fantastic novel! I have dealt with Aza's problem myself, as have many others. We need more books like TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN. Novels that deal in a delicate and beautiful way with life's problems.

  • Plano, TX

    I loved this book. I was not what I was expecting plot-wise at first but after I adjusted my expectations, I really got into it. I love mysteries but not teen romance but this was so well written.

  • Hudson, NH

    Whenever John Green comes out with a new book I will admit that I jump at the chance to read it. His books have a way of touching little parts of your soul, & Turtles All the Way Down is no exception!

  • Pacific Grove , CA

    Excellent.Absolutely loved it.Great story line w/relatable & real characters who struggle w/MH like so many do & w/a unique perspective from loved ones whom experience it in an entirely different way.

  • Belleville, NJ

    Such a great book that helps people open their eyes to real mental illnesses. Definitely can help society be more sympathetic and get a better understanding of how these disorders can affect your life

  • Richmond, KY

    Turtles accurately depicts what it is like to have OCD. It gave me a tool to describe to those around me what it is like functioning with this disorder, something I never had before. I am so thankful.

  • Kalispell, MT

    Engaging tale of a unique mental illness, excellently described from a teen girl's perspective. The accompanying mystery and friend dynamics hold a steady pace that makes it hard to put the book down.

  • milpitas, CA

    I totally connected with the character Aza and what she was going through. This story almost had me in tears at the end. A story about hope, little greed, but also lots of pure love. Perfectly written

  • La Jolla, CA

    Absolutely loved this book. By far my favorite out of all of his novels. I mean, all of his books are so amazing. I think his writing style is brilliant. He writes the way he talks. Would SO recommend

  • Wichita, KS

    I think this was an important book for those who suffer from anxiety or those who love someone who suffers from anxiety. Once I got started I realized that the message was great. After all a wise man

  • Baton Rouge , LA

    In my eyes, John Green can do no wrong. His characters are different and engaging. There is always a lesson in what he writes. I use the saying turtles all the way down quite often since reading this.

  • Beaumont , TX

    This was a good book that had a lot of thought put into it. I personally loved it but I had to stop reading sometimes because it was too much for me to handle. But still a great book. Would read again

  • Lansing, MI

    I am a big fan of John Green's work and really enjoyed this book of his as well. I think a lot of people forget that mental illnesses can come at any age and this is just a reminder of that struggle.

  • Glencoe, IL

    Compelling conflict sophisticated characters and sentient detailed writing. In some respects a little too ideal given the age of his characters nonetheless I enjoyed it very much and read it two days.

  • Story City, IA

    All the stars in the world. All of them go to this book. All of them go to John Green/Aza Holmes. And subsequently to Daisy and to Davis Pickett. I'll read this book again and again, I just know this.

  • Portland, OR

    This echoed my teenage experience in so many ways. John Green has an incredible skill for detailing the going ons of the brain. I was physically affected by a lot of the descriptions (in a good way).

  • Panama City, FL

    John Green has done it again with this latest novel. It was brilliantly written, wonderful to read and overall amazing. It made me uncomfortable when it should've have and cry when i didn't want to!

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