Hey there! I know it’s been a while since I posted a book review. Because I was on a reading break but now I am back with yet another book review. So, today we will talk about Turtles All The Way Down by John Green. We will talk about everything about this book such as reviews, ratings, and quotes of course.
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TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN BY JOHN GREEN
SUMMARY AND REVIEW
Turtles All The Way Down by John Green, yeah the famous author of The Faults In Our Stars. It was originally published in 2017 and gained instant popularity. Because John Green talked about mental illness in many of his books. Although, I haven’t read The Faults In Our Stars yet I did watch its movie.
Turtles All The Way Down is a young adult novel. Now I would like to tell you my overall experience of reading this book. First of all, I buy books randomly so this one just got into my hands just as random as random-ly can be (hahaha I am not high or something, plz excuse my madness).
I really enjoyed this book when I started it but as soon as I was halfway through it I feel dragged literally. I feared that I won’t be able to finish it. Trust me, 286 pages seemed like never-ending. It was a typical story (sorry, but it really was annoying).
It is a story of a girl named Aza Holmes, her best friend Daisy, and a billionaire boy Davis. Davis has lost his father I mean his father is missing and there’s a reward from the police for people who might know about his whereabouts. The story revolves mostly around Aza and her thoughts that she might get C. diff and could die real soon. Aza is suffering from Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety, and her search for a fugitive billionaire (Davis’s father).
The story begins as Aza, Daisy, and Mychal Turner were sitting, having lunch, and scrolling through their phones one day at school. Daisy found about billionaire Russell Picket’s disappearance in the wake of fraud investigations. She further explained to Aza about a price reward of $100,000 for information leading to Pickett’s arrest is set by the government officials. She was tempted about the reward but Aza wasn’t really interested because it turns out that Davis and Aza were neighbors, knew each other from childhood.
That’s why Daisy made Aza sneak into the billionaire property by sailing across that White River. But unfortunately, they were caught by a security guard who brings them to meet Davis. Davis doesn’t want them to go to the police with little but effective evidence of Pickett’s disappearance and he persuaded them to take $100,000 taken from his father’s various stashes around the guest house. Aza split the money with Daisy. A relationship sparks between Aza and Davis and soon they were dating and, at the same time, Daisy becomes romantically involved with Mychal.
I found this book interesting at first, but I lost interest later on. I don’t know why it was so hyped because the ending was predictable. Honestly, only I know how I managed to finish it (argh). In the end, Aza recovers her relationship with her best friend, Daisy after a fumed argument that leads to a car accident. Aza had to be hospitalized for several weeks and her anxiety was growing that she even drank hand sanitizer in case she might have infected with bacteria.
Somehow, Aza and Daisy find out about Pickett’s whereabouts (obviously I can’t share the whole story here if you are interested go ahead and read). The mystery was solved, Aza told Davis right away where his father might be, the latter eventually places an anonymous tip to the police, who find the body.
Nevertheless, there were some good quotes in the book that I’ll probably share at the end of this article. One thing we should all keep in our mind, death is inevitable, it can come anytime, anywhere. No matter what you do, where you go, if you are about to meet your eternal life, nothing can stop it.
QUOTES FROM THE BOOK
“Your now is not your forever.” -Turtles All The Way Down
“The problem with happy endings is that they’re either not really happy, or not really endings, you know? In real life, some things get better and some things get worse. And then eventually you die.” -Turtles All The Way Down
“You remember your first love because they show you, prove to you, that you can love and be loved, that nothing in this world is deserved except for love, that love is both how you become a person and why.” -Turtles All The Way Down
“Actually, the problem is that I can’t lose my mind,” I said. “It’s inescapable.” -Turtles All The Way Down
“What I love about science is that as you learn, you don’t really get answers. You just get better questions.” -Turtles All The Way Down
“There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.” -Turtles All The Way Down
“Our hearts were broken in the same places. That’s something like love, but maybe not quite the thing itself.” -Turtles All The Way Down
“Everyone wanted me to feed them that story—darkness to light, weakness to strength, broken to whole. I wanted it, too.” -Turtles All The Way Down
“Most adults are just hollowed out. You watch them try to fill themselves up with booze or money or God or fame or whatever they worship, and it all rots them from the inside until nothing is left but the money or the booze or God they though would save them. Adults think they are wielding power, but really power is wielding them.” -Turtles All The Way Down
“Worrying is the correct worldview. Life is worrisome.” -Turtles All The Way Down
“I missed everybody. To be alive is to be missing.” -Turtles All The Way Down
“And I kept thinking about how sky is a singular noun, as if it’s one thing. But the sky isn’t one thing. The sky is everything. And last night, it was enough.” -Turtles All The Way Down
“I couldn’t make myself happy, but I could make people around me miserable.” -Turtles All The Way Down
Thank you for reading my nonsense talk (Chill, I know it was the greatest review I’ve ever written). So, yeah thanks for being so attentive and supportive. You guys are awesome!