Ahhh John Green… you are one of those authors that can do no wrong. When I hear you have a book coming out my spidey senses tingle and I eagerly await the release date to see what brilliance you are going to add to my life as well as how the tears will this time form in my eyes. ~Sheila
16-year-old Aza is constantly in a battle with her own mind… germs, ways to die, diseases occupy her thoughts beyond her control. She is trying so hard to be like everyone else but if they only knew.
When her friend Davis’s billionaire dad disappears and there is a hundred thousand dollar reward on the line, Aza’s best friend Daisy is eager to get involved solve what happened and claim that reward. Imagine what they could do with that kind of money! Aza wants to be a part of it all despite all that goes on within her, and doesn’t it just feel good to be of something?
A long time ago I was told that when someone reads John Green, their first John Green will be their favorite. I will never know if that is true as my first John Green was The Fault In The Stars and yup – that was my favorite. I have since read all of his books and still feel while they are good, nothing has come close to The Fault In The Stars.
I still hold to that after reading Turtles All The Way Down. The book is good, it is a John Green after all which is like owning something classy and name brand, like “OOOH… is that a John Green?” Yet my thoughts, as well as my book club who recently read it, is there is no big WOW. Much happens, and perhaps this one is sadder in its own way as a John Green book goes – and plenty to think about – yet left none of us with a big WHOA.
Should you read it? Yes. If you have liked John Green in the past, or even if you are new to John Green – yes. It is after all a John Green… it is deep, it is about young adults, and it hold its worth, for me however it landed as an average read.
In Bookies fashion of course we had food for our review… there were plenty of Turtle candies, a mock turtle soup, and extras. One of the girls even made turtle bars… gooey caramel and chocolate… need I say more?