Another John Green tear jerker

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By: Alison Chodak


NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y.- “Turtles All the Way Down” was written by John Green which was published October 10, 2017. It is another tear jerker of a book.

It follows an OCD, germophobic girl named Aza Holmes who’s best friend is Daisy Ramirez and they try to discover a missing fugitive who owes a bunch of money. The missing fugitive is Russell Pickett and his son knows Aza. This brings in a whirlwind of romance, mystery and friendship.

The reason this book is so wonderfully written is because of how accurate John Green writes as a girl. He knows girls have everyday problems. For example, there’s a fight between Daisy and Aza. 16-year-old girls fight with their best friend however, at the end of the book they do make up. Sometimes in life that doesn’t happen. This book also shows how hard it is to lose someone. Aza loses her dad when she was young and that played a huge factor on who she is today and why she has OCD.

Many people lose someone they love and don’t know how to handle that. Aza handles it in an extreme way but she has her mom and her best friend to help her through this pain. While she is going through this pain, she is trying to solve a huge mystery and every time her and Daisy are one step further than the cops. Nobody knows where Russell is however, Aza and Daisy will find out at the end of the book.

John Green has released many iconic books, one of them being “The Fault in Our Stars.” Many people know this book and love it because it tells a compelling story. Also, many young girls want to fall in love with their Prince Charming. John Green always has a romantic interest in his books which many teenagers love to read about.

I recommend, “Turtles All the Way Down,” by John Green because it is so relatable and makes it so easy for the reader to fall in love with the characters. There is no physical antagonist in this book but there is emotion and sacrifice which everyday people have to deal with in life.

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