Book Review: Turtles All The Way Down by John Green

HEY its been a week since I finished Turtles but I’ve been super crazy busy with University work so here is my review FINALLY….

Turtles All The Way Down is John Green’s latest novel publishing 6 years since his last novel ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ which was adapted for a movie in 2014. I have reviews for other John Green novels which are all equally amazing so make sure you check them out…

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About the Author

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John Michael Green is an American author of young adult fiction, YouTube Video blogger (vlogger) and creator of online educational videos. He won the 2006 Printz award for his debut novel, Looking for Alaska, and his most recent novel, The Fault in Our Stars debuted at number 1 on the New York Times best seller list in January 2012. Aside from being a novelist, Green is also well known for his YouTube ventures. In 2007 he launched the VlogBrothers channel, which he runs with his brother, Hank Green. Since then Green has launched events such as Project for Awesome and Vidcon and created a total of 11 online series, along with his brother, such as Crash Course, an educational channel teaching literature, history, and science.

 

Blurb

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.

 

My Review

Note: I will not go into too much detail as the book is still very new and I don’t want to spoil it for anyone.

What words can I say that will truly explain how thankful I am for this book? John Green, you did it again – This book is truly beautiful and I am so so so thankful that you chose to wrote it. For anyone that has not yet read John Green or did not like TFIOS (who r u? lol) – PLEASE give this book a chance!!

As soon as this book was announced I cried (yes I love John Green) and I pre-ordered the book. I then waited the longest 100 days (I think/ it felt like) of my LIFE till it arrived.

The majority of the book focuses around Microbiome and the microbes, antibodies and enzymes inside the human body. For a little more info about this you can watch this video that John himself recommended… How Bacteria Rule Over Your Body which I found very interesting and it helped me to understand the character Aza in much better detail.

The thing I loved most about this book though was Aza. I found her to be SO SO SO SO relatable, to the point that I literally found myself being like “YES AZA” all the way through the book. The way John described her thought spirals and the way she had no control over them spoke truly to what it is like to have these kinds of thoughts. I personally understand how suffocating and soul crushing it can be to feel like you don’t have control over how you think, so I found myself to be extremely understanding of Aza.

I also loved the detective aspect of this book which I don’t feel I have seen in any of John’s other novels which make this unique and intriguing in its own way. To me, this book felt different to John’s other works but in a way that which I felt it to be raw and true.

All in all, John Green broke my heart again but in the best way.

 

My Rating

my new favourite book ever.

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