Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
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.
Review: Five out of five stars. This book was absolutely fantastic- one of my best reads of the year. I’ve been excited for this to come out for months, and I was so happy to finally get to read it. As a reader of all of the John Green books, I’d say it was his second best novel (after The Fault in Our Stars).
The plot was unique and fun and the characters were awesome. As a teenager myself, I felt like John Green was able to capture this stage of life well. The characters are so relatable. Aza, the main character has OCD, which I found was really interesting to read about. It was nice that Aza’s OCD didn’t let up and she didn’t get better, but that she was still a wonderful character.
Overall, Turtles All the Way Down was a fun, riveting, and very memorable read.