Book Review: TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN

    • TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN
    • Author: John Green
    • Published: 10th October 2017
    • Read: January 3 , 2018
    • Rating: ♥♥♥♥

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.

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The story follows Aza’s unexpected interest behind the story of the billionaire fugitive, who was actually the father of a dear childhood friend. The book then revolved around Aza and Davis’ reunited friendship that was becoming more than friendship, as well as the spiraling thoughts of Aza and sad poetry of Davis. I am so suprised that I fell in love with this book easily. It was a smooth sailing experience and I finished this immediately. I’m so glad this is the first book I ever read this year because it took me out of my reading slump. One of the most important things I love about this book is the subtle but accurate presentation of mental illness. This book does not feed you description of what a particular mental disorder is, rather this book took me to a journey that taught me what it means when you have it. It was a great way to make people understand issues like these. I also love how the characters were so real and the chemistry between the two protagonist were so vivid that things aren’t forced but I was shipping them the whole time, and they’re not even doing extreme romantic stuff, it was just simply beautiful.

I wondered why John Green ever said he’d probably stop writing because this book is just amazing. To be honest I have low to moderate expectations from this book because the title didn’t gave away anything (as usual form JG). I have to say that this is still not my favorite JG boom but it is my second favorite now.

 

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