Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
I am Skade. I live in Hailey, ID with my mom, dad, brother and dog. I like to bike, swim and play basketball in my free time.
Turtles All the Way Down is by John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars, Paper Towns and many other great romance books. This book is a well written mystery/romance novel about a 16-year-old girl named Aza Holmes and a 16-year-old boy Davis Pickett who met at “SAD” a camp for kids grieving the loss of a parent.
Aza Holmes has major anxiety and questions her every move. Davis Pickett’s dad is a billionaire. His dad goes missing a couple years after “SAD ” camp, shortly after school started and there is a $10,000 reward for any clues or answers for where he is. Daisy, Aza’s best friend, is excited by the idea of solving a mystery and getting a load of money. Aza isn’t that stoked at first, but once Daisy starts to talk more and more about it, Aza becomes interested. Aza realizes throughout the book that she must accept herself and see herself outside of her thoughts and actions.
Davis suffers from loneliness. Throughout the book, Davis and Aza start having feelings for each other. However, Aza’s circling thoughts and anxiety prevent her from coming close to anyone.
This is a good book for high school age students. There is some sex and profanity but other than that it was great and really drew me in. It has really nice details and explains the struggles that high schoolers go through: first love, first kiss and just figuring things out. It is a short read, one of my favorites!