Turtles All the Way Down

Turtles All the Way Down

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It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts
Publisher: New York, NY : Dutton Books, [2017]
ISBN: 9780525555360
Branch Call Number: YA FIC Green, J 2017
Characteristics: 286 pages ; 22 cm
Audience: Accelerated Reader UG 5.6 10 191868


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Mar 03, 2019

As a teenager, this book for me is an above-average book, but the summary of the book is not clear and can mislead readers in the wrong direction. This book is about Aza and her struggles with her mental disorder, rather than the millionaire mystery. Something I really enjoyed was that it was in the head of Aza. The audience gets a perspective of the things going on inside her head.

Jan 28, 2019

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Dec 23, 2018

People. A moving exploration of mental health which draws from the author's own experience.

Dec 10, 2018

I picked this book up after hearing John Green speak with Teri Gross. Apparently, he's hugely popular online for videos he's posted. And many people read his first book. Liked it.

Oct 25, 2018

how can i download this e-book? Thx

Oct 17, 2018

Excellent book for any age reader.

Sep 14, 2018

While at times I do think that John Green overwrites I actually found myself quite enjoying this book. The Fault In Our Stars is what got me back into reading a few years back and because of this, I think I will always like John Green's books no matter what they're about. This book focuses on our main character Aza and her life dealing with her OCD. I found this book to be a huge eye-opener as I got to learn more about a mental health issue that is rarely talked about in the YA community. I know some people dislike Aza's friend Daisy because she can at times be unlikeable. But, to be honest I thought Aza and Daisy's friendship was very honest and real especially since their high school students who are still learning how to navigate life.

Aug 18, 2018


Aug 07, 2018

When I first read the title “Turtles all the way down”, I thought the book was based around turtles. Instead it’s based around Aza, the main character and very much not a turtle. Imagine my disappointment. But this book was epic and one of my favourite John Green books (tied with Looking for Alaska)

Jul 10, 2018

I loved this book, even more than The Fault in Our Stars. It had some very interesting ideas and questions about what the true self is and who the author of your life story really is. What I loved most is that Aza doesn't conquer her condition, she learned to live with it, which is much more real life than the books where the protagonist always wins and gets a happy ending.

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Jul 03, 2018

donutwombat thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Oct 30, 2017

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ArapahoeMaryA Jan 04, 2018

Your now is not your forever.

There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn't.

It’s so weird, to know you’re crazy and not be able to do anything about it, you know? It’s not like you believe yourself to be normal. You know there is a problem. But you can’t figure a way through to fixing it.

Dec 12, 2017

I know that girl would go on, that she would grow up, have children and love them, that despite loving them she would get too sick to care for them, be hospitalized, get better and then get sick again. I know a shrink would say "Write it down, how you got here."
So you would, and in writing it down you realize, love is not a tragedy or a failure, but a gift.


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