Once in a while , we all need books to refresh our minds from the ongoing turmoil of our own reality. And the best way is by reading and i had the pleasure of reading John Green’s new novel , Turtles all the way down and i somehow connected to the protagonist , Aza Holmes , as we have so many things common .
Here is a short summery via Goodreads:
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.
In his long-awaited return, John Green, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars, shares Aza’s story with shattering, unflinching clarity in this brilliant novel of love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship.
Aza has this issue , umm I don’t know how to describe it. She has a spiral of thought that tighten everytime she try to be a normal person. she feels that she isn’t connected to her reality and to keep herself sane , she creates a small wound on her fingertip but then the spiral acts and she is again tensed about a billion things. She and Daisy are best friends but in secret , daisy is kind of tired with the bs Aza goes through and genuinely wants to help but can’t because Aza herself is caught up in the tight spiral of her life.
Now why is the book names Turtles all the way down is because Daisy had been told a story about how the earth sits on a turtle and that turtle is again on another giant turtle.
It’s a light , heat warming book and really sweet and funny and I myself got so many quotes from this book. My favorite are:
“Break hearts , not promises”
“You remember your first love because they show you , prove to you , that you can love and be loved , that nothing in this world is deserved except for love, that love is both how you become a person and why.”
There isn’t anything too deep but es it would send you thinking about your spiral of thoughts and if you ever had something. How I relate to Aza is because she is that same socially awkward person like me. I may have had my own spiral a few time back but I’m good at this moment. Aza is trying so hard but sometimes things are either out of your hand or in your hand and i feel , if there were to be another world she exits, she would conquer her fears. Also , she and Davis are sooo cute together and the fact that Davis is also a deep thinker like her but sadly her issues came in their way. I would have loved to see them together ❤
Do read Turtles All The Way Down , by John Green and tell me in the comments how you felt it was or maybe by even hitting that little gold star ! Until next time !