Book of the Week: Turtles All the Way Down
The long-awaited new novel from John Green is finally here! Six years since the publication of his last book, Turtles All the Way Down is a spectacular story of friendship, anxiety, fugitive billionaires, and Star Wars fan-fiction.
"But I was beginning to learn that your life is a story told about you, not one that you tell."
16-year-old Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, friend, student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.
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.
John Green shares Aza’s story with shattering, unflinching clarity in this brilliant novel of love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship. Although it is fictional, parts of this story come directly from Green’s own experience:
"This is my first attempt to write directly about the kind of mental illness that has affected my life since childhood, so while the story is fictional, it is also quite personal."
The first edition of this book comes with an exclusive jacket poster featuring some of Green’s most memorable quotes.