John Green, author of bestsellers The Fault In Our Stars and Looking For Alaska, has returned with an all-new novel called Turtles All The Way Down, and according to The New York Times, it is his “most difficult to read” but also his “most astonishing.”
John Green is an author, vlogger, writer, producer, editor, and actor who grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. (He attended Indian Springs School, right outside of Birmingham, and graduated in 1995.) In 2006, Green won the Printz Award for his first novel Looking For Alaska, and in January 2012, his sixth novel The Fault In Our Stars made it to number one on The New York Times Bestseller List.
The story in Turtles All the Way Down revolves around sixteen-year-old Aza Holmes, who suffers from anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder. She strives to find an Indianapolis billionaire, who is on the run after being accused of bribery and fraud, with the help of her best friend Daisy. If they are able to obtain information on where he is and turn it into the authorities, they stand to claim a $100,000 reward!
Turtles All The Way Down is different from Green’s previous books. Multiple themes are present in this novel, Some but not all have been seen in his other books. This novel is darker than anything he’ has written before, not because of the themes, but because of the way he decided to write it, and that’s what makes it so amazing!
To see a video John Green read the first chapter of his new novel, click here.
Turtles All the Way Down is available in hardcover and e-book editions from Dutton Books.