• Sushma Ramesh

Book Review- turtles all the way down by John Green

Updated: Jul 26, 2020

Hi all!..have you read any of John Green’s book and which is your favorites of all? I have also read a couple of them and I absolutely love his work. I am here with one of his book- turtles all the way down for book review..read on to know more about the book and my thoughts on the same 🙂

  1. Book name: turtles all the way down

  2. Author: John Green

  3. Publishers: penguin random house

  4. Price: 399 INR

  5. Available on : Amazon and flipkart

Blurb of the book:

‘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 mental health, love, resilience and the power of lifelong friendship.

About the Author:

John Green is the award-winning, #1 bestselling author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with David Levithan), The Fault in Our Stars and Turtles All the Way Down.

John’s many accolades include the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and the Edgar Award. He has twice been a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize and was selected by TIME magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. With his brother, Hank, John is one half of the Vlogbrothers and co-created the online educational series CrashCourse.

John lives with his family in Indianapolis, Indiana.

My take on the book:

It’s been years for me reading a John Green novel and I am happy that I picked this book up. even now ‘the fault in our stars’ is one of the classic love stories I have ever read and I absolutely love it. when I started to read this book, I could see bits and pieces of myself in Aza (the protagonist) throughout the story. The plotline was slow-paced at first but the narration of the story held me till the end. what I liked the most is the honesty in which the author portrayed people of mental health struggles with anxiety and it was very well narrated on point. like always in John Green’s novel, I was teary-eyed during the climax. it is difficult for people to find hope. to find a way to see the light at the end of the tunnel but it is not impossible. it can be found only when you have the desire and will to find ( people who have already read the book would get this point! 😉 ) I have read many negative reviews about the book where people talk about how it didn’t meet their expectations and all that stuff. but I am glad it didn’t happen to me and I will recommend this book not just for the story but also to spread awareness on mental health and the struggles people go through with anxiety!

Overall rating: * * * 1/2

Will I recommend this book?

Yes..please give this book a try..you wont be disappointed if you read it without having any expectations! 🙂

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