Book Review: Turtles All The Way Down

“Anybody can look at you. It’s quite rare to find someone who sees the same world you see.”

– John Green, Turtles All The Way Down

Title: Turtles All The Way Down

Author: John Green

Publication Date: October 2017

Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary

Synopsis: 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.

I love John Green so I knew I wanted to read this book! I have read Paper Towns, Will Grayson Will Grayson and The Fault In Our Stars and I enjoyed them.

One of my friends also loved John Green and had the book and she loved it. I only actually got around to reading this book last month for Reading Rush!

I loved the main character Aza! She was so amazing! She is so intelligent, like most John Green Characters! She was also very quiet, stuck inside her own head. I appreciate that because I like to see more introverted main characters because being quiet is natural for some people.

Also, I liked Aza’s childhood friend Davis, who was also the missing billionaire’s son. He was very geeky instead of being a cliche rich boy.

I loved the mental illness representation because you can really understand what Aza is going through and I think it is so important, it really opened my eyes. The book is told on first person from Aza’s perspective so you read about her thought spirals which really helps to understand what she is going through.

After reading the book I was actually so misguided about the plot actually was. The plot mostly followed Aza’s life with her anxiety and her thought spirals. But the mystery of the missing billionaire is still prominent throughout the book. But that doesn’t mean I didn’t like it! It was quite a pleasant surprise.

The book also contained some romance which I just eat up so it was another pro!

Overall I really enjoyed this book! I think it was a great book with great characters, plot and mental illness representation. If you enjoy John Green books then I would definitely recommend! This is definitely my new favourite John Green book.



Have you read Turtles All The Way Down?! If so did you enjoy it?

Also, I want to do a Q&A blog post so send me some questions!!

11 thoughts on “Book Review: Turtles All The Way Down

  1. I have read this book, and I remember liking it! I can’t really recall any exact details from it anymore or what my specific thoughts were, but I also don’t remember having any major complaints about it. 😉

    Questions~ What’s your happy place? What’s your favorite genre? Where would you travel if you could go anywhere in the world for free right now?

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  2. I just posted a book review for this one! I really like it but John Green isn’t my favourite author. Paper Towns wasn’t all that special to me but I think TFIOS is good. This is a great review! I really want to read more of your blog 😊

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