Turtles All the Way Down is a contemporary young adult story and it is the first book I have ever read by John Green. All his other books seemed pretty cliché to me, so I never had the urge to pick them up.
The book focuses on the relationships of the main character with her anxiety, her best friend, her mother, and a boy but it didn’t turn into an “I’ve-read-this-all-before” type of story. The story starts when Aza and Daisy agree to search for the fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett that went to camp with Aza a long time ago.
I had a lot of expectations when I started reading Turtles All The Way Down and thankfully it didn’t disappoint me. This book is powerful, moving, relatable, and beautifully written. Not to mention its beautiful and authentic representation of mental illness. John Green’s teenage characters aren’t “dumbed-down” and you can see them grown up throughout the story which for me is a huge strength.
The plot line is interesting, but it is definitely not the best achieved element of this book. It is good enough to keep you interested but nothing more.
I really enjoyed Turtles all the Way Down. This book packs punch due its accuracy. I can say with certainty that Turtles has a ton of strengths to it, more than any negative aspect I could mention. It fulfils its purpose of exposing what it really is like to live with OCD and anxiety.
“My thoughts came not in lines but in knotted loops.” – John Green, Turtles All The Way Down
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.
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