It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with John Green- I feel like I’ve been pretty vocal about it before as he has become one of my favorite authors. I think he is a phenomenal writer, but what I love most about him is that he’s pretty much just a regular Joe; a father, a husband, residing in quiet Indianapolis. If his name sounds familiar, it’s most likely because one of his previous novels had taken the world by storm. The Fault in Our Stars was pretty much his big break, obviously you’re welcome to disagree with me, but most know his name from this best selling novel.
Anyways, in the fall of 2017, Green released a new masterpiece- Turtles All the Way Down. I was so excited that he had released another story, I get so lost in his words and feel like I’m also apart of the inner circle with the characters.
Turtles All the Way Down follows Aza, a young girl in high school who constantly struggles with her perception of what being normal is. Along side Aza is her best friend Daisy, an anonymous secretly-kind-of-famous Star Wars fanfic writer. Aza and Daisy partake in seemingly normal teenage girl adventures: homework dates and frequent dinners at Applebee’s.
Little did they know that their lives were about to be turned upside down when they find themselves mixed up in a mystery; is Mr. Pickett really alive or did he actually leave behind his two sons without a word? Aza finds herself emotionally connected as she falls for Mr. Pickett’s eldest son, Davis who she hasn’t seen since childhood.
I found the novel to be an adventurous page turner that I could never really put down. But let’s face it, John Green hasn’t failed me yet. What I really enjoy about this novel is the fact that it focuses on common mental health issues. A lot of people just try to turn the other cheek and pretend as if mental heath isn’t real or isn’t serious, but Green liberates that idea. Green reassures readers that mental health issues can be very serious and are very much a live. I think anyone who has the same feelings Aza does will greatly appreciate and treasure this book for it’s charming honesty.
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