Turtles All The Way Down (Book Review)

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The thing about a spiral is, if you follow it inward, it never actually ends. It just keeps tightening, infinitely.

John Green, Turtles All the Way Down
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This is the latest book by John Green and got it’s fare share of attention after launch. I know you have read at least one book by John and we all appreciate his books. This is a YA novel and based on teenagers. The book has deep issues in it like mental issues, etc. Here is the Turtles All The Way Down (Book Review)

Summary

This story is about Aza Holmes, a teenager who is in High school. She is struggling from anxiety and germ phobia. She has a best friend Daisy, who is quite opposite from Aza. Daisy is fast-talking and hard-working, she is Aza’s support system. One day, Russell Pickett, a billionaire goes missing. This is all over the news and there is price to find Russell. Aza and Daisy start the investigation and find out that Russell Pickett is father of Aza’s childhood friend, David. With the passing time Aza and David start dating. What will happen? Will they find Russell and get the money? Is the relation going to last forever? Will be able to fight her anxiety attacks?

Review

To begin with, I really like John Green. I have read almost all of his books and I have never disliked any. He is not an extraordinary writer but a good one. This book on the other hand is not for me. A lot of people love this book but I couldn’t finish it without cringing. The mental attacks in the book kept me on edge. The story is a little too dark for YA and too deep. It takes a lot of my willpower to read this book.

John Green writes about worldly issues and not only teen related stuff. This is the only reason why I like picking up his books. This one however was a trigger for me. It made me uncomfortable and the story was a blur. The story line according to me was not the best.

Aza is fighting with anxiety each day. She is worried all the time and feels paranoid. She sometimes think she is not real and she doesn’t exist. She even knows that her own thoughts are really self-consuming and destructive. She is scared of the microorganisms inside her body are going to kill her. She knows it’s crazy but she can’t help it.

David is the son of a billionaire and hence, is very privileged. He has a huge house and every possible technology. He thinks big and wants to be an astronaut. He is frustrated that his father vanished and is accused for illegal activities. He doesn’t share the best relationship with his brother who is also depressed because their father disappeared.

Ratings

I have rated this book a 3/5 stars and will only recommend it if you are not easily triggered.

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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

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