Turtles All The Way Down

Turtles All The Way Down

Downloadable Audiobook - 2017 | eXpress Titles., Unabridged.
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#1 bestselling author John Green returns with his first new novel since  The Fault in Our Stars!   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.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Penguin Random House, 2017.
Edition: eXpress Titles., Unabridged.
ISBN: 9780525591054
Branch Call Number: 7 DAYS, NO HOLDS
Characteristics: 1online resource (1 streaming audio file (07hr., 12min., 10sec.)) :,digital.
Additional Contributors: Rudd, Kate
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May 17, 2019

~*~"Let yourself go. Pull out from the depths those thoughts that you do not understand and spread them out in the sunlight and know the meaning of them." ~*~ -- E.M. Forster

There were 495 people waiting for ‘Turtles All the Way Down’ I borrowed from my KCLS. I had a difficult time enjoying this book. I found the characters confused, sad and pretentious (quoting obscure poetry and Shakespeare), far more so than what I know to be a 'typical' 16 year old.

‘Turtles All the Way Down’ is about loss and mental illness while trying to tell a story of a missing criminal billionaire obsessed with a tuatara lizard over his own children. The inside cover blurb absolutely does not convey that at all and totally misses the mark (or misleads) with its tease about the teens trying to find him.

There is, as always, beauty in the words of author John Green. Two profound lines that I believe define ‘Turtles All the Way Down’ stood out:

~*~"I couldn't make myself happy, but I could make people around me miserable.‘ ~*~

~*~"Every loss is unprecedented. You can't ever know someone else's hurt, not really - just like touching someone else's body isn't the same as having someone else's body”. ~*~

4 stars B-, as there is no discernable humor as there was in ‘The Fault in Our Stars’, just the (sometimes wry) sadness and confusion.

AnnabelleLee27 Apr 06, 2019

A heady and cerebral novel which portrays the impact of anxiety and unwanted thought cycles in a compassionate and straightforward manner. It also examines friendship, loss, economic class, and romance while exploring a mysterious disappearance. The narrator on the audio book does a great job speeding up her speech to match the pace of anxious thoughts the character struggles with while also distinguishing between different characters.

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kmobuckeye
Feb 11, 2019

Enjoyable, but I've already forgotten what is was about...

JCLMandaW Jan 03, 2019

This was the best description of my anxiety I’ve ever read.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Apr 25, 2018

I loved this book. Expertly read for you on the audio version. Realistic about mental illness.

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