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Turtles All the Way Down

by John Green

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Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
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    Oct 2017, 304 pages

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Erin Szczechowski

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John Green makes mental health the focus of his novel by narrating the story of a teen girl with obsessive-compulsive disorder and her relationships with the people around her.

After nearly half a decade of waiting, bestselling author John Green is back and better than ever with Turtles All the Way Down. This intensely readable young adult novel features Aza Holmes—an introspective, nervous, sixteen-year-old girl struggling with obsessive-compulsive disorder.

The plot kicks off almost immediately with news that local Indianapolis billionaire Russell Pickett (and father of Aza's former friend, Davis) has gone on the run after accusations of rampant fraud and corruption. Any information leading to his capture will be rewarded with the grand sum of a hundred thousand dollars. Aza has long since drifted away from Davis, but her best friend Daisy insists that Aza use her personal history with Davis to wrench insider information on Russell's whereabouts. Daisy eventually moves on, but Aza just can't seem to let it go. The mystery of Russell...

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