I am pleased to welcome returning guest, Jane Liu, to the site today.
Jane has an awesome YouTube Channel and has previously shared some great info on beauty products. (Check out those previous posts here and here.) Today, Jane is sharing a book review with us, and I can’t wait to hear what she says…
Turtles All The Way Down Book Review
Turtles All The Way Down is written by the famous youtuber and writer John Green. John is known for his young adult novels such as The Fault In Our Stars, Paper Towns, and Looking for Alaska. Turtles All The Way Down was published in Oct 2017, has 286 pages and is a huge page turner!
Plot: Turtles All The Way Down is about a teenage girl, Aza, who goes on a missing persons hunt with her best friend Daisey. This missing person just so happen to be her friend and love interest’s dad. At first, I thought this was going to be like Paper Town, but ohhhhhh lord no, it isn’t! Very early on, and along the way we learn about Aza’s OCD and her crippling anxieties which not only affects her physical health but also her relationships with others. John Green develops the main character Aza as well as the side characters and make them both relatable and real. Although the book is a young adult novel, it touches upon very adult topics such as mental health, wealth/money, crime, and death.
What I loved about this book is how little details make the characters and story relatable. John is great with providing pieces of details or comments along the way that helps the reader visualize the scene and feel immersed in the storyline. Of course, being someone who personally struggle with mental health, I was glad to read Aza’s story and couldn’t help but feel better about myself because there’s someone else out there who can relate.
Due to John’s influence online and in the Youtube community, readers, after reading Turtles All The Way Down, began sharing their own stories of mental health battles. All these stories are supportive and positive for others out there who may be experiencing the same. This book not only told one story of a girl named Aza, but it also in turn, told million others’.
For anyone struggling with mental health, or know of anyone, especially teens struggling with mental health, I’d highly recommend sharing this book. It helped me feel not so alone and I hope it will for others as well.
If you read this book, let me know what you thought! And feel free to check out my more in depth review of the book below!
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