Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but theres 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 Picketts 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,...
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Turtles All the Way Down Reviews
Let us play a little game called "What could this book possibly about?"
First off, we can argue a bit about the setting. His early work would suggest that he prefers warm places, but over the years he has slowly migrated to the Midwest.We can assume that this time it will be set on the sun, for the conditions are best for cultivating our feels, and destroying our hope.
Next, we can examine the characters. They must be the perfect combination of witty, socially awkward, beautiful, and of course, bu ...more
I’ve been having a bad run with YA lately. I’ve loved it for so long that I persevere on, remembering that there are gems, that there are treasures, but increasingly I’ve found myself worried - have I grown out of it? Have I overdone it? Each novel seems to be repeating some unspoken pattern, or at least trying to make something new out of the same ingredients. It was with trepidation, then, that I wandered in to Turtles All The Way Down, thinking “yes, I’ve liked John Green books in the past, b ...more
"Anybody can look at you. It's quite rare to find someone who sees the same world you see.”
“Spirals grow infinitely small the farther you follow them inward, but they also grow infinitely large the farther you follow them out.”
Well, this is awkward.
I went into this thinking I wouldn’t like it. Heck, I went into it pretty much expecting to dislike. And yes, I know that’s a horrible thing to say, and a terrible reason to read a book, but come on, you can hardly blame me.
I hated The Fault in Our Stars, with all of its extremely pretentious characters (although I did cry a ...more
A bad story, from a very 'rich' life.
Eh, What Life but Bad Stories All The Way Down!
هي قصة سيئة للغاية،'متفلسفة' كعادة روايات جون جرين الوجودية..لكنها جزء من حياة ثرية للغاية
ليست حياة ذلك الثري الذي يهرب ويترك امواله ل'سحلية' لتكتشف سر الحياة
بل هي حياة عزة هولمز، مريضة بمرض خطير..أضطراب الوسواس القهري
تسيطر عليها افكارها الصغيرة..ولكن ستشعر بان افكار جون جرين نفسه هي المتحكمة بها
Best thing here is Aza Holmes, her life, her unforgettable OCD Narrative. I loved it even felt like I've caught some.
“It's turtles all the way fucking down, Holmesy. You're trying to find the turtle at the bottom of the pile, but that's not how it works."
"Because it's turtles all the way down," I said again, feeling something akin to a spiritual revelation.”
my relationship with john green is hit and miss and whether our relationship would end or continue all hinged on this book. folks, I'm pleased to say he's not cancelled yet.
Honestly, this book almost didn't feel like John Green. It does have staple John ...more
“You're the narrator, the protagonist, and the sidekick. You're the storyteller and the story told. You are somebody's something, but you are also your you.”
I went into this with a bowl full of low expectations but with a side of high expectations. And it tasted good.
It's been a while since John wrote a book. The first John Green book I ever read was TFIOS, which I loved. During the time that passed until the release of Turtles All the Way Down I caught up with most of his other books, apart fro ...more
This book was a fun audiobook experience as my wife and I listened to about 45 minutes of it together every night. I think this is a great activity for book loving spouses!
Partway through this book I thought I was going to give it an "okay, but didn't really blow me away" 3 stars. However, I think that the last 3rd of the book really brought things together in an interesting way.
At first, the book seemed like it was trying to be too many things at once. Click here for a video from my Goodreads ...more