John Green’s newest book (which actually came out almost a year ago) Turtles All The Way Down is certainly a slight departure from his other novels. People seem to either love it or hate it – I am somewhere in the middle.
It is about sixteen-year-old Aza who 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.
And trust me- they spiral. If you are squeamish in any way this book might disturb you. Aza’s mental obsessions are a little bit gross. But aside from that- once you get past those parts- John Green does his usual great job of developing complex characters that you will love. Give it a read!