“Wrenching and revelatory.” An instant #1 bestseller, the widely acclaimed Turtles All the Way Down is John Green's brilliant and shattering new novel.
Featured on 60 Minutes, Fresh Air, Studio 360, Good Morning America, The TODAY Show
“A tender story about learning to cope when the world feels out of control.” – People
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.
★ “In an age where troubling events happen almost weekly, this deeply empathetic novel about learning to live with demons and love one’s imperfect self is timely and important. —Publishers Weekly
★ “A deeply resonant and powerful novel that will inform and enlighten readers even as it breaks their hearts. A must-buy. —School Library Journal Praise for John Green
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★ “A richly rewarding read…the most mature of Green’s work to date and deserving of all the accolades that are sure to come its way. —Booklist
An incredibly powerful tale of the pain of mental illness, the pressures of youth, and coming of age when you feel like you’re coming undone. —Shelf Awareness
An existential teenage scream. —Vox
Funny, clever, and populated with endearing characters. —Entertainment Weekly
#1 New York Times Bestseller #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller #1 USA Today Bestseller #1 International Bestseller —
★ Michael L. Printz Award Winner★ Michael L. Printz Honor Winner ★ Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist★ TIME 100 Most Influential People★ Forbes Celebrity 100 ★ NPR's 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels ★ TIME Magazine's 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time —
[Green’s] voice is so compulsively readable that it defies categorization. You will be thankful for the little infinity you spend inside this book. —NPR.org
John Green deftly mixes the profound and the quotidian in this tough, touching valentine to the human spirit. —The Washington Post
[Green] shows us true love—two teenagers helping and accepting each other through the most humiliating physical and emotional ordeals—and it is far more romantic than any sunset on the beach. —New York Times Book Review
Remarkable . . . A pitch-perfect, elegiac comedy. —USA Today
This is a book that breaks your heart—not by wearing it down, but by making it bigger until it bursts. —The Atlantic
Critical acclaim for The Fault in Our Stars: —
Damn near genius . . . The Fault in Our Stars is a love story, one of the most genuine and moving ones in recent American fiction, but it’s also an existential tragedy of tremendous intelligence and courage and sadness. —Lev Grossman, TIME Magazine
Green’s most authentic and most ambitious work to date. —Bustle
A new modern classic. —The Guardian
This novel is by far [Green’s] most difficult to read. It’s also his most astonishing. . . . So surprising and moving and true that I became completely unstrung. . . . One needn’t be suffering like Aza to identify with it. One need only be human. —The New York Times
“Narrator Kate Rudd dramatizes the quick intelligence and high anxiety of high school junior Aza Holmes, who has an incapacitating fear of being infected with a deadly bacteria. Rudd offers poignant pictures of Aza’s struggles through vivid portrayals of other characters…Rudd expresses most strongly Aza’s sarcastic inner voice, which is so developed that it becomes a character. The convincing portrayals makes it easy to see how Aza is hindered in loving, thinking, and living without fear. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” —AudioFile
Featured on 60 Minutes, Fresh Air, Studio 360, Good Morning America, The TODAY Show—
#1 New York Times Bestseller • #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller • #1 International Bestseller —
A New York Times Notable Book • A New York Times Critics’ Top Book of the Year • An NPR Best Book of the Year • A TIME Best Book of the Year • A Wall Street Journal Best Book of the Year • A Boston Globe Best Book of the Year • An Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Year • A Seventeen Best Book of the Year • A Southern Living Best Book of the Year • A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year • A Booklist Editors' Choice Selection • A BookPage Best Book of the Year • An SLJ Best Book of the Year • An A.V. Club Best Book of the Year • A Bustle Best Book of the Year • A BuzzFeed Best Book of the Year • A Pop Sugar Best Book of the Year • A Vulture Best Book of the Year —
Green finds the language to describe the indescribable. . . . A must-read for those struggling with mental illness, or for their friends and family. —San Francisco Chronicle
A tender story about learning to cope when the world feels out of control. —People
A powerful tale for teens (and adults) about anxiety, love and friendship. — The Los Angeles Times
Tender, wise, and hopeful. —The Wall Street Journal
A thoughtful look at mental illness and a debilitating obsessive-compulsive disorder that doesn’t ask but makes you feel the constant struggles of its main character. . . . 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.’ —USA Today
A wrenching and revelatory novel. —The New York Times
Turtles delivers a lesson that we so desperately need right now: Yes, it is okay not to be okay…. John Green has crafted a dynamic novel that is deeply honest, sometimes painful, and always thoughtful. —Mashable
Green does more than write about; he endeavours to write inside…. No matter where you are on the spiral—and we’re all somewhere—Green’s novel makes the trip, either up or down, a less solitary experience. —The Globe and Mail
“There is tenderness and wisdom here and a high quotient of big ideas.” —Wall Street Journal
“A tender story about learning to cope when the world feels out of control.” —People
“Astonishing…So surprising and moving and true that I became completely unstrung.” —New York Times
“Readers who love John Green’s work will feel right at home in this new release. His is a world of deep-thinking, earnest and eloquent teens trying to understand the world around them, and finding themselves in the process…An honest and unflinching portrayal of a heroine dealing with anxiety and OCD; the powerful friendship that sustains her; and a hero coping with very immediate grief. These troubles and triumphs are dealt with so sincerely and empathetically that it’s difficult not to feel for these characters and appreciate their journeys, and the final message about the real power of love is one that will linger long after the turn of the final page.” —RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)
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 Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was selected by Time magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. With his brother, Hank, he is one half of the Vlogbrothers, one of the most popular online video projects in the world.
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