Turtles All the Way Down

“Wrenching and revelatory.” An instant #1 bestseller, the widely acclaimed Turtles All the Way Down is John Green's brilliant and shattering new novel.

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“A tender story about learning to cope when the world feels out of control.” – People

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 love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship.

Turtles All the Way Down - John Green Summary

Turtles All the Way Down may refer to: "Turtles all the way down", an expression of the infinite regress problem "Turtles All the Way Down" (Awake), the thirteenth and final episode of the American television police procedural fantasy drama Awake Turtles All the Way Down (novel), a 2017 novel by John Green "Turtles All the Way Down" (song), a 2014 song by American country music artist Sturgill Simpson "Turtles All The Way Down", a 2009 song by metalcore band Every Time I Die on the album New Junk Aesthetic..

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Turtles All the Way Down - John Green Book Reviews (566)

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As good as always5 star

I was just as captivated by this one as I was with all of his others. He finds a way to write about hard things in a way that doesn’t take away from them and still makes them relatable. 55


Nice5 star

Nice 55


Thank you5 star

I haven’t even had the chance to read this yet but I have read a review that has already made me cry. Not from sadness, but from relatable(ness). I have a box set of 4 of your books that I have always treasured. And now my favorite author has written a book that I can relate on a whole new level. So many books and shows misrepresent OCD but I hope the six years that went into writing this book gets it right. 55


Once again....5 star

John Green tells an amazing story that I can relate to so much. It was my first John Green book I’ve ever read and I love it! Ive decided to read his other books. The title is confusing at first when you start reading it but the book explains it later on. 55


Simply Beautiful5 star

so profound, well spoken, and vulnerable... truly a must read 55


Instant lover of John Green5 star

I have never read any of his books and my school library was giving them out so I picked it up. LIFE. CHANGING. This is a book that you read and can not think of anything else for days after. The characters are in-depth and are filled to the brim with emotions. The plot is grand. People with mental illnesses should DEFINITELY pick up this beauty as they should be able to relate to Aza. Yes, it starts off slow but trust me, stay until the end with this one. You won't be disappointed. 55

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perfect5 star

started reading and couldn’t put it down, i have OCD similar to the main characters and so reading this was really interesting to see others go through this . 55


John Green never disappoints5 star

I took a break from reading this book and a couple hours later couldn’t figure out what tv show I had been watching earlier, it wasn’t a show, it was this book. Finished it within 24 hours and wish I could go back and reread it without knowing what happens again 55


Meh2 star

I read John Green as a teen, and reread Looking For Alaska as an adult, and it still maintained its heart and heft. This book is nothing like that. It had so much potential with the exploration of anxiety and mental health, but the plot was so thin and uninteresting and the characters were obnoxious. Also, so tired of the super deep and insightful large-vocabularied parodies of actuall teens. Yawn. 25


Great but not appropriate4 star

I absolutely LOVE how John green writes but he does tend to include inappropriate language and talk this book includes talk of “dick pic” and includes several f-words 45

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