Book review: Turtles All The Way Down by John Green

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Book review: Turtles All The Way Down by John Green reviewed by a kid book bloggerTitle: Turtles All The Way Down

Author: John Green

Publisher: Penguin Books Australia

About the book: Aza Holmes is a 16-year-old teenager diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder. She often goes into what she calls ‘thought spirals’, times when she can only think of one thing, and cannot stop thinking about it. When her best friend’s father goes missing, Aza hopes that she can solve the mystery.

What I thought: I am a big fan of the author, John Green, and in this book he did not disappoint. I enjoyed many of the references to things like Star Wars and other nerd culture. The story was both gripping and entertaining.

I found the book quite funny in places, as well as being serious in others. I really liked the voice of the book, as it felt real.

I would recommend this book for ages 14+ as it contains adult themes and references to mental health issues.

Buy Turtles All The Way Down here.

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I'm a 15-year-old Aussie boy who loves to read. My favourite books include 'Jasper Jones', 'To Kill A Mockingbird' and 'The Lord Of The Rings'. My website contains reviews of books from junior fiction to YA novels and, now, adult reads as well. I only review books I like. My brother writes younger reviews for Book Boy as Book Boy Jr. My book reviews have appeared in The Sunday Telegraph, and on sites such as Children's Books Daily, Creative Kids Tales and Inside A Dog. I am a former member of the #LoveOzYA committee (2018).

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