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
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.
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
“If only I were as good at life as I am at the internet.”
I was so overly eager for any new John Green book related content that I made the mistake of reading the excerpt shared on Buzzfeed last month. I say mistake because when I opened up the book weeks after having read the first two chapters, I only had this vague recollection that certainly wouldn't help to continue from where I'd started. Rereading was key.
To give you a bit more background on why I was so eager: Back in 2014, John Green was ...more
"...we were looking at the same sky together, which is maybe more intimate than eye contact anyway. Anybody can look at you. It's quite rare to find someone who sees the same world you see.
3.5 stars. I haven't been the biggest fan of John Green's stories in the past because I found the characters to be too unrelatable. Like they were just trying too hard at times? But Aza's character felt super realistic and I am so impressed right now. This was honestly one of the best depictions of anxiety o ...more
actual review to come
NOTE: i know what "turtles all the way down" means, i know that the spiral holds significance, and i know that this cover is still full-on ugly. please do not feel obligated to explain to me the wonderful intricacies i am missing. the only thing i am missing is my vision, because this cover is so ugly it blinded me
yes i am already biased against john green, but can we agree that this cover is straight up UGLY???
(i borrowed my sister' ...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
Even though I just finished this book, I already know it's one that will stick with me for years to come. I can't fully express how cathartic this book was. I finally saw parts of myself represented in a novel - the parts that I was ashamed of and pretended didn't exist. This is by far my favorite John Green novel. I can't say much more about this because I'm still sobbing over it. Just read it, please.
Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend.
Turtles All the Way Down is quintessential John Green - exceedingly eloquent teens with advanced vocabularies ponder existential questions - but, much like its protagonist, the book suffers from a confused sense of identity, trying to be too many things at once. It subsequently lacks focus and offers weak emotional impact.