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Turtles All the Way Down
Turtles All the Way Down | John Green
The wait is over! John Green, the #1 bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars, is back. It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts. In his long-awaited return, John Green shares Aza's story with shattering, unflinching clarity.
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Readage
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onceupona_paper
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The thing about a spiral is, if you follow it inward, it never actually ends. It just keeps tightening, infinitely.

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TamTracy
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Pickpick

This was a quick yet emotional read that highlighted the struggles of mental illness on all aspects of a young persons life. It also celebrates friendships and relationships and demonstrates the profound impact that they can have. 🤩🤩🤩🤩

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BeckyandBooks
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Time for a new audiobook! 🤗

Edit: I made it 35 minutes in and had to bail. The narrator was terrible, she sounded too robotic.

Macker11 Love him 💛 4mo
BeckyandBooks I do too, but I could handle the audiobook version of this one. The narrator was too robotic. 4mo
Megabooks Now I have Mr. Roboto going through my head! 🤷🏻‍♀️🤣🤣🤣 4mo
BeckyandBooks @Megabooks You‘re welcome 😉 4mo
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llawela
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Caveat: I've not read YA fiction in ages.
As everyone is saying, John Green does an amazing job at allowing us to empathize with the MC's obsessive thoughts. How heartbreakingly sad it is.
The mystery was wrapped up quickly and really not that interesting, but I guess the book wasn't about that.
And are all YA teen characters so wonderfully articulate, funny and erudite?
Def recommend a read, and check out John's youtube channel.

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jewright
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I thought the description of mental illness was well written. I just love John Green‘s writing.

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nelehelen
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Mehso-so

3/5
My first John Green book was just okay. While the portrayal of Aza's mental illness was eye-opening, I didn't really love the story. I thought the side story about the missing CEO seemed kind of pointless. I hoped it would all connect somehow and add some depth to the plot, but it didn't. There is definitely beautiful writing in here, but at times it felt entitled and even unrealistic.

#ReadHarder2019

Megabooks This was definitely one of his worst. 4mo
nelehelen @Megabooks that‘s what I‘m hearing... guess i started with the wrong John Green book! 4mo
Megabooks But most people like The Fault in Our Stars or 4mo
nelehelen @Megabooks thank you for the recos!! 4mo
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Sunshine131
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Dear god, this book. Where do I even begin? Well, with the obvious. You should read it. And read it again. And put it on a special place on your bookshelf so you can see it every morning, so it can remind you about the magic of the world, the magic of people, of healing, of best friends, of love. If it doesn't break your heart, I don't know if you really have one. By far my favorite John Green book. 5/5 stars. 💛

Turtle image by linocut. Thanks!

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klbwriting
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This book was wonderful. So true to life about mental illness and how it can isolate you without you having much control but also how getting help can make you better, not heal you, but make you better. Warning though I found myself disassociating a little bit while reading due to my own mental illness so please have care if this is an issue for you

mandi1082 This was a great book! 5mo
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klbwriting
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Knitted up a new bookmark to start a new book. I love doing this and leaving the bookmarks in the library books hoping the next person likes it

britt_brooke So pretty! 5mo
ladym30 Lovely!❤️ 5mo
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DogHairDontCare
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great book on mental illness

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tayloridoni
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Haven‘t read in a hot minute. Continuing my read and drinking yummy coffee. So far enjoying my read featuring anxious Aza.

KirstieE Perfect duo right there 😍☕️ 6mo
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Dhanya2277
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It has been a long day...
Settling down ito my armchair,
Now I hear the gentle prattle of rain,
I can smell the fresh brewed coffee,
With each page I turn, I am lulled deep into the embrace of another world, another life, and even though it is for a short while, I feel like I am at home away from home...💕☕️🌧️

Lizzybennetgirl I was unfortunately not a fan of this book, but I love your poetry in the caption 😊 5mo
Dhanya2277 @Lizzybennetgirl Thank you 💕 5mo
Dhanya2277 @Lizzybennetgirl I would love to read more and write more but I hardly get time to sleep nowadays... 5mo
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Macnjen
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Next audiobook. This one is for the letter “T“ for the #litsyAtoZ challenge.

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tayloridoni
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What books are you reading that you LOVE 😍 I am gonna start a new John Green book. Enjoy this pic too

Macnjen Me too! I'm starting this today!
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JohannaRose Welcome to Litsy! 😊💜📚 6mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 6mo
Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!!🎉🎉 6mo
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juliannebenford
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Right, Littens, I'm going in - first solo John Green book #ya #youngadult

Rachel.Rencher It's so good 😍 7mo
juliannebenford @Rachel.Rencher I hope I like it! 7mo
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Pfreestone29
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John Green has a way of relating to the younger generation. As a high school student, I don‘t think a quote has ever been more true.
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#johngreen #turtlesallthewaydown #highschool

RaimeyGallant Nice excerpt! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 7mo
Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! 7mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 7mo
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DebbieGrillo
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Went for a lovely #audiowalk today down my favourite trail. #litsywalkers #audiowalking

AnnHeitman I have never do that! But I love walking and reading, so it must be a great experience!!! 7mo
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BarkingMadRun
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BarkingMadRun
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Reading while volunteering

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KristenDuck
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Honestly I just really enjoyed this book!

I sympathized with main character Aza Holmes as she tries desperately to not let herself fall further into her downward spiral. How can she do everyday activities when there is bacteria growing everywhere?

When she begins eating hand sanitizer to help clean her insides, I felt like I was going to cry for her. What a wonderfully described character.

A very solid read, and what an insight into anxiety.

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fedebooks
Panpan

It's not what I expected. In a bad way.

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KristenDuck
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I hear ya, Aza...

Not what I was expecting so far but I am pleasantly surprised. Looking forward to the second half.

violabrain This book is amazing and really helped me understand better what it‘s like to live with anxiety. 8mo
OnlyYoo Not gonna lie, this book made me feel icky with thinking about all the bacteria and microbiome stuff 😂😂😂 8mo
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BarkingMadRun
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Someone is in my spot!

AndreaLove Such a good book 8mo
Dragon 😻 8mo
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Ashley_Nicoletto
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Pickpick

I checked this out on a whim two days ago while perusing the available audiobooks at the library. I have fiercely hated John Greene‘s other books (why does he always kill his main character).

This book though. 😍 To see anxiety portrayed so fiercely was refreshing. The irrationality of it. The way you know it‘s irrational but can‘t stop. We need more books that portray mental health in a way that‘s brutal but honest.

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Beck_42
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I mean, it was good... But not my favourite John Green. Good to have a book that talks about mental health, in a realistic way. Somehow, though, it didn't spark feelings in me the way I expected.

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Paula3
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Oh how I'm enjoying this book! Aza is my hero. ♡♡♡ Happy Easter Littens 🐰🌷

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Shaunesay
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My first John Green, might be my last, not because it isn't good, it is, but right now it was a bad choice for someone having anxiety problems, but hey MC and I are on the same med now, so that was weird 😂. Also it's not my norm, so no shade, just maybe not for me.

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seydoggy
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This is a brilliant dive into the head of someone suffering from acute anxiety. The monologue inside the main characters head takes center stage and you get to experience her spirals as her situation devolves. Having dealt with these mental health issues in my own family, I was struck with how relatable her experiences were.

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seydoggy
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I love it when my mom writes notes to my daughters when she gifts them a book.

robinb This melts my ❤️! Precious keepsake. 8mo
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BarkingMadRun
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Omg it‘s like @tdrosebud could see into my soul! Thank you so much for the amazing swap box of goodies, I love it! So so thoughtful and perfect! #madhatterteapartyswap

SmartSassery Love the hat! It's a beautiful color on you. 😍 8mo
TheReadingMermaid OMG that hat looks amazing on you!!! 😍😍😍 8mo
hermyknee That hat is perfect!!! 8mo
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hgrimes
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Didn‘t finish, but read ~100 pages for the #readathon, which I consider a victory. Goodnight!

darklydreaming 🙌🙌 8mo
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hgrimes
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Continuing the #readathon on the slightly sketchy, warped deck at my new house. I don‘t have patio furniture yet, so I‘m just sitting on some cushion. I‘ve forgotten what sunlight feels like!

Jennick2004 Beautiful backyard! 8mo
LiteraryinLititz Congrats on your new reading space! 8mo
hgrimes @Jennick2004 It‘s lovely and already turning green! Hard to believe it was covered in snow yesterday! 8mo
hgrimes @LiteraryinLititz Thanks! I need to get one of those cozy patio loveseats for it! 8mo
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SoniaC
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Not my favorite by him but still very enjoyable read. Such a deep exploration of OCD.

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hgrimes
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My brain is a noisy mess, making it hard to read lately, but I‘m trying! I‘ve been rereading Turtles for its lightness and for its relatability (the narrator‘s brain is a noisy mess like mine!). About 1/3 of the way through now, which is awesome. Happy #readathon!

CoffeeNBooks I thought this was a really great book! 8mo
hgrimes @CoffeeNBooks It was one of my favorites of 2017. The portrayal of anxiety and “thought spirals” is so spot on! 8mo
CoffeeNBooks @hgrimes I agree! 8mo
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BekaReid
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Excited to start this book I've heard so much about. And quite the interesting opening line!

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cathieleyy
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Pickpick

It took me a while to get into it, but when I finally did, it was a good ride. My thoughts are no where near as bad as Aza's, but the similarities did resonate with me.

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cathieleyy
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This hit me a little too close to home.

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SoniaC
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Just started this one and so far I‘m enjoying it.

bookranters I've been meaning to start that book for forever! Hope you like it!! 8mo
SoniaC @bookranters so far I really am but I‘m still very early in it. 8mo
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Madison91
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Mehso-so

I don‘t really like many John green books, but this was probably my favorite. It‘s not bad for a YA, but definitely not something to rave about.

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hjreviews
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Mehso-so

⭐️2/5 less pretentious characters than some of his other books, and I loved the “love doesn‘t cure mental illness” angle. But the story wasn‘t as engaging as I expected.

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ashifa
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The tightening spiral ...AZA HOLMES

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ashifa
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ashifa
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ashifa
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ashifa
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Yeah ... it's not forever

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ashifa
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Pickpick

This book was good . I can't say this was my best read or the worst read but it was good for a plot but otherwise the quotes were amazing 👌

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LadyCait84
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While I didn‘t particularly care for some of the key characters (mostly Daisy, I really didn‘t like Daisy), this book is an important addition to YA fiction. It‘s not perfect, but it is one of the most honest depictions of mental illness I‘ve encountered and this is absolutely a conversation that society needs to start having more often, especially with our young people.

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cathieleyy
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Yes, I tried to rip off the sticker. There's gotta be a way to rip them off without the glue residue sticking.
I bought this book a few weeks ago while I was trying to read HBW&TEOTW.

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ReadingDownUnder
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Might be unpopular here but I did NOT like this. Since when do teenagers talk and think like philosophers? Also, I listened to it and the narrator was horrid. Added to my frustration. Couldn‘t wait for it to end.

hermyknee I didn‘t like this one much either! 9mo
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