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  • Published: 1 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9780141346045
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $21.00

Turtles All the Way Down




The best-selling book from acclaimed, award-winning author John Green - now available in paperback.

'A gripping story that cuts to the heart of friendship and first love' The Scotsman
'Acknowledging the difficulties of loving someone with a chronic mental illness is both ethically noble, and, with this novel, skilfully done.' Claire Hennessy, Irish Times
'The friendships in Green's novels are stirring and powerful.' The New York Times

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'It's quite rare to find someone who sees the same world you see.'
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.

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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.

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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 mental health, love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship.

  • Published: 1 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9780141346045
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $21.00

About the author

John Green

John Green is an award-winning, New York Times–bestselling author whose many accolades include the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and the Edgar Award. He has twice been a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. With his brother, Hank, John is one half of the Vlogbrothers (youtube.com/vlogbrothers), one of the most popular online video projects in the world. You can join the millions who follow John on Twitter (@realjohngreen) and tumblr (fishingboatproceeds.tumblr.com) or visit him online at johngreenbooks.com

John lives with his family in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Praise for Turtles All the Way Down

A new modern classic

Guardian

A wrenching and revelatory novel

The New York Times

Imaginative . . . affecting . . . unforgettable

Heat

Written with a sure grasp of the thought processes of teenagers . . . Another winner

The Sunday Times

Tender, wise, and hopeful

The Wall Street Journal

Green's most authentic and most ambitious work to date

Bustle

An existential teenage scream

Vox

Turtles delivers a lesson that we so desperately need right now: Yes, it is okay not to be okay . . . John Green has crafted a dynamic novel that is deeply honest, sometimes painful, and always thoughtful, delivered with the characteristic charm the author is known for. John Green, welcome back. We missed you.

Mashable

A thoughtful look at mental illness and a debilitating obsessive-compulsive disorder that doesn't ask but makes you feel the constant struggles of its main character . . . Turtles explores the definition of happy endings, whether love is a tragedy or a failure, and a universal lesson for us all: 'You work with what you have'.

USA Today

A full-on emotional bleed-out . . . John Green hasn't created a book as much as he's created a place - a place to have your most indefinable and grotesque thoughts articulated, to ponder the disconnected reality you experience . . . No matter where you are on the spiral - and we're all somewhere - Green's novel makes the trip, either up or down, a less solitary experience.

The Globe and Mail

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