John Green has done it again!

A review of his new book “Turtles all the way down”

John Green has done it again!

Siobhan Somsen, Reporter

A brief synopsis: 

Spoiler alert, it’s about a lizard, well a tuatara to be exact. Aza Holmes struggles with OCD and is trying to steer herself through high school when suddenly millionaire Russell Pickett, father of long lost friend Davis Pickett, goes missing. Aza’s sassy best friend and partner in crime Daisy convinces her to investigate Russell Pickett’s disappearance for the $100,000 reward at stake. While all of this is happening, Aza Holmes is just trying to be a good friend, daughter, and detective, while dealing with the “spiral” of her never-ending thoughts. 

In my opinion:  

With New York Best Times selling author John Green being the author of this book, I could have already told you it was going to be great. This book has completely exceeded my expectations by a mile. It is beautifully crafted work of fiction that touches upon the serious topic of a mental illness that John Green himself struggles with on a day to day basis, but it also has comedic undertones spread throughout that are sure to make anyone laugh. “Turtles all the way down” is about love, internal struggles, Star Wars fan fiction, and of course tuataras. What more could you ask for in a book? 

My rating:


Memorable quotes:  

♥ “Man can do what he wills, but he cannot will what he wills.”  (Arthur Schopenhauer) 

♥ “Your life is a story told about you, not one that you tell.” (Aza Holmes, John Green, TATWD) 

♥ “Break hearts, not promises.” (Daisy, John Green, TATWD) 

♥ “Anybody can look at you. It’s quite rare to find someone who sees the same world you see.” (Aza Holmes, John Green, TATWD) 

♥ “Your now is not your forever.” (Aza Holmes, John Green, TATWD) 

♥ “I like short poems with weird rhyme schemes, because that’s what life is like…It rhymes, but not in the way you expect.” (Davis Pickett, John Green, TATWD) 

♥ “‘The truth is, the earth is a flat plane resting on the back of a giant turtle.’ 

‘Well, but if that is so, what is the giant turtle standing upon?’ 

‘It is standing upon the shell of another giant turtle.’ 

‘Well then what is that turtle standing upon?’ 

‘Sir you don’t understand. It’s turtles all the way down.’ 

‘It’s turtles all the way down Holmesy. You’re trying to find the turtle at the bottom of the pile, but that’s not how it works.'” (Daisy, John Green, TATWD) 

♥ “No one ever says good-bye unless they want to see you again.” (Davis Pickett, John Green, TATWD) 


Other books by john green: 

Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns, The Fault in our Stars.