Book Review, “Turtles all the way down” by John Green 📚

Book reviewing time, book reviewing timeeee. 📚

I will point out, I read this book before I saw the new year in! 😀 but I’m only just getting round to reviewing it. So! Here goes! 🙂



(Photo about from Pinterest! Couldn’t help but use it.. Look how CUTE it is



“A hundred thousand dollars,” Daisy said. “And you know his kid.”

The wait is over. After five years, the master of YA returns with an immediate, coming-of-age classic; John Green is back, and the book is Turtles all the Way Down.

Meet Aza Holmes. She’s a teenager, bright but hemmed in by troubles: introverted, obsessed by bacteria and the transmission of disease, her every thought is edged by doubt and reflection. 

Daisy, however, is her Best and Most Fearless Friend, and Daisy has a plan. A plan involving a missing billionaire and the promise of a hundred thousand dollar reward, money that could be theirs if only they could figure out where he has gone. That’s where Russell comes in, and that’s where things start to get really interesting.


So! Turtles all the way down is the 3rd book by John Green I have ever read and I will openly say, I feel John Green as an Author basically knows/understands teenagers more then I ever have.. And it wasn’t that long ago I was a teenager (lying to myself as it’s been 11 years nearly now) and I also have a 13 year old sister.. yet I feel like John Green understands her more then I do! Haha. The way John writes is the way I envision every teenager to think, it’s like he’s able to tap into something that makes him 100% get it.

Aza and Daisy are two best friends, two polar opposite best friends. I literally couldn’t think of two more polar opposite people to put together in a story. Aza is a teenager, a bright teenager at that. But she is obsessed with the meanings and troubles that come to us as humans, due to bacteria. It is like she needs to live in a constant bubble so no-one can touch her or come into contact with her. Where as Daisy, well Daisy is an adventurer. She is fearless, speaks her mind and very strong headed. She is everything Aza is not and I always feel like that is what is personally wrong with Aza and she takes out on Daisy because she wishes she could be like her.

As a main character over all, Aza is the only character I have read to make me feel slightly anxious. Her personality is impressionable and with the adventure both girls go on within the book, I felt myself feeling anxious and just waiting for some form of infection based problem to happen and set her off again. However, the main storyline of the book I really did enjoy it. I feel like it is something that would not happen in every day life.. For how extravagant it is.. But I also think this is what made me like it all the more :). I know I will one day be finding myself reaching to pick it up and read again.

This is why this book gets a 4/5 from me!

Here is the links to my 2 other reviews on the books I have read by John Green, enjoy:

  1. Book Review, “Looking for Alaska.” by John Green 📚
  2. Book Review, “The Fault in Our Stars.” by John Green 📚


New book review coming soon I hope, big book to be read still, “Still Me” by Jojo Moyes, I’m getting there I promise. I’ve just been so incredibly busy with work and my own book writing this half term break too! Something I shall hopefully be able to fill you in about come summer of this year! :).


With love, Charlotte x


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