Turtles All The Way Down

Turtles All The Way Down 1

by John Green

Hardback Publication Date: 10/10/2017

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The wait is over! John Green, the #1 bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars, is back.

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.

It’s so surprising and moving and true that I became completely unstrung, incapable of reading it to my husband without breaking down. One needn’t be suffering like Aza to identify with it. One need only be human. Everyone, at some point, knows what it’s like when the mind develops a mind of its own.- New York Times

At one point Aza thinks about how the string from one musical instrument can cause the string of another to vibrate, if it’s the same note. That’s what this novel does. It will pluck the strings of those in tune with it. It will resonate with, and comfort, anxious young minds everywhere. It might just be a new modern classic- The Guardian

Why Our Staff Love Turtles All The Way Down:

There’s a reason that when we think of young adult fiction we think of John Green. From his quirky characters that just bounce off the page to his heart-wrenching plot twists, John Green has come to define the contemporary YA genre in a way that no other author can quite match, and Turtles All the Way Down marks a stunning return to form for the internet’s most popular author.

Turtles’ heroine, Aza Holmes, is trying to be many things - mainly a good daughter, friend, and (oddly enough) detective - but where she succeeds most is at burrowing into the heart of the reader. She is a wonderful character, made human by her struggles with her inner demons that will speak to many young readers.

Told with the perfect mix of wit, whimsy and sincerity, Turtles All the Way Down is a warm celebration of lifelong friendship and love that is sure to become a YA classic

ISBN:
9780241335437
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
10-10-2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Books, Limited
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
304
Dimensions (mm):
216x135mm

John Green

John Green is an award-winning, New York Times–bestselling author whose many accolades include the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and the Edgar Award.

He has twice been a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. With his brother, Hank, John is one half of the Vlogbrothers one of the most popular online video projects in the world. John lives with his family in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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  • Reviewed by Olivia at Angus & Robertson Bookworld:

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    There’s a reason that when we think of young adult fiction we think of John Green. From his quirky characters that just bounce off the page to his heart-wrenching plot twists, John Green has come to define the contemporary YA genre in a way that no other author can quite match, and Turtles All the Way Down marks a stunning return to form for the internet’s favourite author.

    Turtles’ heroine, Aza Holmes, is trying to be many things - mainly a good daughter, friend, and (oddly enough) detective - but where she succeeds most is at burrowing into the heart of the reader. She is a wonderful character, made human by her struggles with her inner demons that will speak to many young readers. Told with the perfect mix of wit, whimsy and sincerity, Turtles All the Way Down is a warm celebration of lifelong friendship and love that is sure to become a YA classic.