Turtles all the way down - John Green

December 29, 2017

What is it about:
Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis.

Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts. 

“We never really talked much or even looked at each other, but it didn't matter because we were looking at the same sky together, which is maybe even more intimate than eye contact anyway. I mean, anybody can look at you. It's quite rare to find someone who sees the same world you see.” 

My opinion:
Oh well, where should I start? 
Let's start with the good things: John Greens writing! You can say what you want about him, that he's mainstream and overhyped or whatever, but he is a genius. And a remarkable writer. The way he uses words and builds sentences? WOW. 
And that's probably the only thing I really liked about this book; the writing. 
To be honest I was really triggered. I didn't know the main character had a mental illness. Since nothing in the blurb really says that. Maybe I just didn't understand it quite, because english isn't my first language, not even my second. Or maybe I should have read some reviews in advance. But I wanted to read the story with a fresh mind. Anyways. So the thing is, I really don't wanna read anything heavy at the moment. And maybe it was foolish of me to think this book will be fun. I mean, I laughed alot in the fault in our stars and paper towns, and will & will. So I thought this one will be just as fun.
It's not sad in the way you think. It was just really exhausting to read. 
The thing with John Green is, he writes really philosophical. Which I love. But he uses it as well in conversations between two teens. Don't get me the wrong way, I'm also a teen and for sure can and like to talk about philosophical topics. But I for sure don't talk like that and don't know anyone talking like that. We just have to keep in mind this is just a story, so the characters can be however they wanna be. 
But yeah. It was a fast read but it took me alot to keep reading. 


3 out of 5 💫💫💫

- Alma

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