Hi, and welcome to Book Look! My name is Allie-Grace, and books have always interested me because they let you see in the perspective of someone else. I just think that that’s super cool, so I will be writing book reviews on new, or not-very-well-known books.
The first one that I’m going to be doing a blog on is Turtles All the Way Down. Yes, this novel is by John Green, who is VERY well known, but I couldn’t resist. This novel is in the perspective of a girl, Aza, who has an anxiety disorder. She gets anxious about bacteria and having control. This takes quite a toll on her everyday life.
One day, Mr. Picket, the most wealthy person in town, goes missing the day before he was going to be arrested for bribery, within his multi-million dollar construction company. This leaves his two sons, Davis, 17, and Noah,13, to fend for themselves (with the help of the many people who look over their mansion). And there is a $100,000 reward for anyone that can find him. This definitely springs Aza’s, and her best friend, Daisy’s, attention. Aza and Davis’ relationship grows throughout the book and she has to try to balance him with her anxiety.
If you were looking for more of a mystery novel, then I don’t think that this book is the one for you. It mostly focuses on the relationships in Aza’s life. Her mother’s, her (dead) father’s, Daisy’s, Davis’, and her relationship with herself, which is the most complicated. The book does have some mystery but with a mix of bildungsroman, and a splash of romance.
Overall, I definitely would recommend this book to anyone who is willing to read it, especially people who do have anxiety disorders. John Green always has a way to express thoughts that you thought were unexplainable. And he is always able to blow your mind through the magical power of words.
Favorite Quote of the Book:
“No one ever says good-bye unless they want to see you again”
~ John Green, Turtles All the Way Down