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Turtles All the Way Down

by John Green

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
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  • Published in USA  Oct 2017
    304 pages
    Genre: Novels

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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.

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"Following the gargantuan success of John Green's 2012 YA novel The Fault in Our Stars, Turtles All the Way Down is a publishing mega-event. It's also a book some might find easy to not like. It is sentimental, occasionally cliched and ticks so many teen fiction boxes you sometimes wonder if the author has a form beside him (troubled teen narrator – check; love interest – check; adults who don't understand – check; quirky best friend - check; scene where boy points out stars to girl – check; topical issue – check). I wondered at first if I wouldn't like it, but, spoiler alert, I rather did." - Matt Haig, The Guardian

"There are few subjects more upsetting than young people with cancer. But Green's latest book, "Turtles All the Way Down," is somehow far darker, not so much because of the subject matter — though that's dark too — but because of how he chooses to write about it. This novel is by far his most difficult to read. It's also his most astonishing." - Jennifer Senior, New York Times

"Green expertly communicates the confusion and pain of Aza's invasive thoughts, the way they spin out of control and their inescapable hold on her. But there's also a neat depth to the way Turtles explores the definition of happy endings, whether love is a tragedy or a failure, and a universal lesson for us all: "You work with what you have." - Brian Truitt, USA Today

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John Green Author Biography

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 (youtube.com/vlogbrothers), one of the most popular online video projects in the world. You can join the millions who follow John on Twitter (@realjohngreen) and tumblr (fishingboatproceeds.tumblr.com) or visit him online at johngreenbooks.com.

John lives with his family in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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