On the jacket:
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.
“The worst part of being truly alone is you think about all the times you wished that everyone would just leave you be.
Then they do, and you are left being, and you turn out to be terrible company.”
I love how John Green writes. He is one of my writer goals. While I love his style of writing, I must also admit that his stories leave my exhausted and overwhelmed. Yet as it happens every time book of his releases, I must read them, to soak in his style of writing. Like all the books I have read before, Turtles All The Way Down too left me anxious and stunned.
Th cover of the book is unlike any John Green book, while his overs usually are really attractive. What made up for the unattractive cover is the jacket poster on the inside of the jacket. However, as you read the book, you begin to realise why the cover looks like it does and after some time it starts to make sense.
Aza and Daisy, her best friend, on Daisy’s insistence embark on a journey to find Russell Picket whose son, she’d studied with. Teenagers with eloquent vocabularies with lifelong friendships, fighting existential crisis are common to John Green novels and here too we have Aza, trying to deal with her issues. She and her best friend decide to take part in finding a rich man who seems to have disappeared. The characters are relatable and the friendships enviable. Aza Holmes are her fight with mental illness, trying so hard to be the best she could be – I wish I’d read both her when I was 16.
It’s been a day since I’ve finished reading the book and I am still overwhelmed. If you are a John Green fan, you must’ve already read the book. If you haven’t, go grab it. The six year wait has been well worth it.