By: Laurel Snyder BUY BOOK HERE
There are many many things to like about Turtles All The Way Down. I have heard mixed thoughts from people, but overall I liked it. I like everything John Green does. He has a way of addressing mental illness that is unique and rare--the way mental health was portrayed through Aza was excruciating, harrowing and educational to read about and it made me feel that the opportunity to understand is being broadened. He pulls darkness into his stories, and the characters are never "healed". That is so refreshing to the reality of mental illness. It isn't healed! It is managed. It has aspects of mystery, thrill, young love, and alllll the metaphors!
“Anybody can look at you. It's quite rare to find someone who sees the same world you do.”
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.
“Your now is not your forever.”