Turtles All the Way Down - John Green

Turtles All the Way Down

By Author John Green

  • Release Date: 2017-10-10
  • Genre: Coming of Age
Turtles All the Way Down
Book Rating: 4.5/5
Based on 364 Reviews

Turtles All the Way Down - John Green Book Description

“Wrenching and revelatory,” #1 bestseller Turtles All the Way Down is a widely acclaimed best book of the year!

A New York Times Notable Book • A New York Times Critics’ Top Book of the Year • An NPR Best Book of the Year • A TIME Best Book of the Year • A Wall Street Journal Best Book of the Year • A Boston Globe Best Book of the Year • An Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Year • A Seventeen Best Book of the Year • A Southern Living Best Book of the Year • A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year • A Booklist Editors' Choice Selection • A BookPage Best Book of the Year • An SLJ Best Book of the Year • An A.V. Club Best Book of the Year • A Bustle Best Book of the Year • A BuzzFeed Best Book of the Year • A Pop Sugar Best Book of the Year • A Vulture Best Book of the Year 

#1 New York Times Bestseller • #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller • #1 International Bestseller

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.

Book Reviews

  • John Green never disappoints

    By buntcakee
    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
  • Meh

    By Icycafe426
    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.
  • Great but not appropriate

    By 1234$89
    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
  • Wonderful book!

    By WilliamsBabe
    I loved this book! Finished it very quick because I couldn’t stop reading. Wonderful read regarding mental health with some romance and relatable friendship situations. Highly recommend reading. John Green writes so wonderfully and it’s truly inspiring.
  • Mental health

    By Vavaboon1
    This is ultimately a book on mental health. A girl who is trapped inside of her mind like anxiety & mental illness does to you. Controls you, consumes you. The story line or the “mystery” of the person who goes missing isn’t really what the story is about. I appreciated the view of mental illness, but the story line overall wasn’t captivating... the ending was like, ok........
  • Amazing

    By Fhvdfhjjbxssgj
    It was that. Just amazing. I loved it.
  • Turtles All the Way Down

    By Book jacket
    Another great book by John Green. In this story I learned about things I never knew existed. A very interesting book. I also knew from the beginning that I'd be reading a bit about my own life. You got the important parts right Mr. Green. Told with understanding and truth I can't thank you enough for your insights and advice. This book is my favorite.

    By mockinjay4
    john green bro
  • Fantastic!

    By Comstarstapler
    I could not put this book down. The depth that mental illness is described in is both relatable and not relatable, and completely intriguing. I feel as if I could read about Aza and the inner-workings of her mind forever.
  • Deeply Profound and Beautiful

    By ClaytonKincade
    Turtles All the Way Down is a heartbreaking story about mental illness, love, and friendship. In John Green’s best work yet, Aza Holmes is lead down a rabbit hole by the disappearance of a construction billionaire, where she finds a love one from her past that starts everything. This book is very hard to read - not for the writing or the story - but the content covered. It’s so heartbreakingly tender, real, raw, and honest, that it hits home. The jittery writing attributed to Aza’s anxiety rattles you physically and emotionally, and left a toll on me. Everything about this book is wonderful. This is truly John Greens best story yet.