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Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Young adult

Turtles All the Way Down

by John Green

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Why I love it

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.

Member ratings (4,770)

  • Emily B.

    Murray, KY

    John Green’s most personal, introspective book yet. He paints such a brilliant picture of the main character’s OCD (based on his own experience), making you feel for every character crossing the page.

  • Sara L.

    Murfreesboro, TN

    Tender, true, tortuous “Turtles” opens door on mental illness. Aza must deal with anxiety and OCD in a book about love, friendship, perseverance. A YA that resonates with adults, as Green always does.

  • Katelyn M.

    Mesa, 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

  • Kaveri C.

    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

  • cynthia l.

    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

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Ruthless Vows
What the River Knows
As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow
Dragonfruit
The Reappearance of Rachel Price
Gwen & Art Are Not in Love
Check & Mate
Divine Rivals
Legendborn
Foul Lady Fortune
Anna K Away
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Frankly in Love
The Queen of Nothing
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Looking for Alaska
Permanent Record
Full Disclosure
Oasis
Where the World Ends
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Song of the Crimson Flower
When the Stars Lead to You
All the Bright Places
Saving Zoë
Hello Girls
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All of Us with Wings
The Boy and Girl Who Broke the World
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