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‘Turtles all the way down’ a spiraling success

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“Turtles all the way down” focuses on Aza Holmes investigating the disappearance of billionaire Russell Pickett while also struggling with her constant anxiety-ridden thoughts. This wonderfully composed story touches on love, lifelong friendship, and the hardships of mental illness, creating a realistic atmosphere that readers can truly become part of.

“Turtles all the way down” focuses on Aza Holmes investigating the disappearance of billionaire Russell Pickett while also struggling with her constant anxiety-ridden thoughts. This wonderfully composed story touches on love, lifelong friendship, and the hardships of mental illness, creating a realistic atmosphere that readers can truly become part of.

Shelby Foster

Shelby Foster

“Turtles all the way down” focuses on Aza Holmes investigating the disappearance of billionaire Russell Pickett while also struggling with her constant anxiety-ridden thoughts. This wonderfully composed story touches on love, lifelong friendship, and the hardships of mental illness, creating a realistic atmosphere that readers can truly become part of.

Dana Gould, A&E co-Editor

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“Turtles all the way down,” John Green’s newest novel, proves just as deep, relevant, and intriguing as ever. Fans of his previous novels will be pulled right into this astonishing new read, unable to set it down.

Pickett’s disappearance sets the entire town at unease as the hunt for the missing billionaire begins.”

— A&E co-Editor Dana Gould

As a story of love, lifelong friendship, and mental illness, this book contains all of Green’s classic styles including long philosophical conversations between characters and quirky text messaging. For fans of Green’s other works, this newest edition is a must read.

One night, deep within a town in Indianapolis, billionaire Russell Pickett goes missing in the attempt to escape the massive fraud he had committed. Pickett’s disappearance sets the entire town at unease as the hunt for the missing billionaire begins. The police have even offered a $100,000 reward for information concerning the case or Pickett’s location.

Sixteen year-old Aza Holmes never intended to get wrapped up in the mystery of Russell Pickett. However, with $100,000 on the line and a best friend eager to investigate, it is simply inevitable. Together she and Daisy embark on their investigation, leading them straight to Pickett’s son Davis, who also happens to be Aza’s old childhood friend. As the two friends continue their mission for the cash reward, Aza and Davis’s lives also become further entwined.

While following the exhilarating investigation of Russell Pickett, this heart-breakingly beautiful tale also manages to reveal Aza’s own personal hardships as she lives within the ever-tightening spirals of her mind, unable to escape.

Green adds in many philosophical conversations and thought bubbles that share information about our lives and how the world works.”

— A&E co-Editor Dana Gould

Readers can look forward to well-developed and relatable characters, an intriguing plot, and long-winded, deep conversations. There are also tiny snippets of humor spread almost perfectly throughout the novel, serving as comic relief between serious conversations and events.

As well as containing all the characteristics of a great book, Green adds in many philosophical conversations and thought bubbles that share information about our lives and how the world works.

This novel also sheds light on mental illnesses such as severe anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder in a way that allows the reader to better understand the illness and relate to people diagnosed with it. Green truly captures the symptoms and thought spirals of someone with an anxiety related illness in an eye-opening way that allows the reader to feel as if they share those same worries and compulsive actions as the main character.

Green’s uniquely elegant writing style paired with the equally beautiful themes of love, lifelong friendship, resilience, and the hardships of mental illness make this book a must read.

“Turtles all the way down” is an inspiring, beautifully written story that fans of Green’s other works, as well as anyone interested in philosophy or mental illness, will absolutely adore. For a book that focuses on the many negative spirals of one’s mind, this book will leave readers tangled in a spiral of their very own.

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‘Turtles all the way down’ a spiraling success