Book Review of Turtles all the way down by John Green


I got this book for Christmas and promptly finished it before the night was over. It was awesome. I’m a bit tight financially right now, so I requested it for my Christmas present. No regrets at all.

This book revolves around the life of a girl, Aza, who has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), although this isn’t mentioned explicitly in the book.

She leads a normal life in high school with her best friend Daisy until one day they discovered that there was a $100,000 reward for information that led to the police finding a billionaire, who was believed to have fled due to illegal business practices.

Along the way, she falls in love with the billionaire’s son that she’d knew when she was 11 when they both attended a camp for kids who’d a parent who’d died.


It does seem that way, but the story unfolds quite naturally as one turns page after page, eager to find out what’ll happen next.

I’d been wanting to read this book for a long time after John Green mentioned he was inspired by “The Man Who Couldn’t Stop” in one of his YouTube posts. He also revealed that he’d struggled with OCD for some time now. This made the book even more meaningful to me in a way.

It’s one of the best YA novels I’ve read and I’d recommend everyone to grab a copy too!


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