In the hype of book communities and booktubers, there are a few chosen that no one seems to stop talking about. So, I decided it’s time to discover what lies beneath the suggestions. So, this time booktube made me read:
Turtles All The Way Down by John Green
Young- Adult, Contemporary, Mental Health,
Published by Dutton Books (2017)
Synopses: 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.
In his long-awaited return, John Green, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars, shares Aza’s story with shattering, unflinching clarity in this brilliant novel of love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship.
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What I was promised: The best John Green novel until date. A life changing experience in a novel about mental health.
What I found: It was ok. In terms of writing, it could still be improved in character development and by focusing only on Aza’s life. I didn’t feel it was the best John Green book. Regardless, it’s still an important book for mental health representation and I think it’s a good way to have a glimpse on what it’s like to deal with this condition on a daily life.
Final rating: 4 stars.