Turtles All the Way Down
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Turtles All the Way Down

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"A wrenching and revelatory novel." - The New York Times "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 #1 New York Times Bestseller - #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller - #1 International Bestseller - USA Today Bestseller It's quite rare to find someone who sees the same world you see. 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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 286 pages
  • 150 x 211 x 38mm | 476g
  • Dutton Books for Young Readers
  • New York
  • English
  • 0525555366
  • 9780525555360
  • 96

About John Green

John Green is the award-winning, #1 bestselling author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with David Levithan), and The Fault in Our Stars. His many accolades include the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and the Edgar Award. John has twice been a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize and was selected by TIME magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. With his brother, Hank, John is one half of the Vlogbrothers and co-created the online educational series CrashCourse. You can join the millions who follow him on Twitter @johngreen and Instagram @johngreenwritesbooks or visit him online at johngreenbooks.com. John lives with his family in Indianapolis, Indiana.show more

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- Featured on Fresh Air, Studio 360, Good Morning Amercia, The TODAY Show - A People Magazine Book of the Week - L.A. Times Holiday Gift Guide selection - A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year "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 "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 "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 "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 "Tender, wise, and hopeful." - The Wall Street Journal "A new modern classic." - The Guardian "Green's most authentic and most ambitious work to date." - Bustle "An existential teenage scream." - Vox "Funny, clever, and populated with endearing characters." - Entertainment Weekly "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 ★ "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 ★ "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 - 50 million books in print worldwide - #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 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 "This is a book that breaks your heart--not by wearing it down, but by making it bigger until it bursts." --The Atlantic "Remarkable . . . A pitch-perfect, elegiac comedy." --USA Today "[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 Reviewshow more

Review Text

- Featured on Fresh Air, Studio 360, Good Morning Amercia, The TODAY Show - A People Magazine Book of the Week - L.A. Times Holiday Gift Guide selection - A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year "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 "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 "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 "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 "Tender, wise, and hopeful." - The Wall Street Journal "A new modern classic." - The Guardian "Green's most authentic and most ambitious work to date." - Bustle "An existential teenage scream." - Vox "Funny, clever, and populated with endearing characters." - Entertainment Weekly "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 ★ "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 ★ "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 - 50 million books in print worldwide - #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 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 "This is a book that breaks your heart-not by wearing it down, but by making it bigger until it bursts." -The Atlantic "Remarkable . . . A pitch-perfect, elegiac comedy." -USA Today "[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 Reviewshow more

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