Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Weekly Reads: Turtles All The Way Down

Turtles All the Way Down is the newest book by John Green. I've had it on hold at my library for months, and finally got my hands on the audiobook a few days after it was published. I wanted to read the book, but I was #4 on the list and didn't want to wait. Let me tell you, the audiobook is phenomenal. If Kate Rudd and this title don't win an Odyssey Award for narration, I will be shocked. I loved it, even when it made me uncomfortable (and it did that a lot; my anxiety would flare as hers would in the story) but it is such a great book. Must read.

My rating: 5 stars

Summary from Goodreads:

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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