Turtles All the Way Down

John Green

fiction Young Adult
reflective slow-paced
It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

In his long-awaited return, John Green shares Aza's story with shattering, unflinching clarity.

What the community thinks

summary of 2459 ratings (see reviews)

Moods

emotional 81%
reflective 60%
sad 37%
hopeful 30%
challenging 16%
funny 16%
informative 16%
inspiring 16%
mysterious 16%
dark 13%
tense 13%
adventurous 9%
relaxing 4%
lighthearted 2%

Pace

medium 62%
slow 25%
fast 11%

Strong character development?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 9% | N/A: 4%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 63% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 15%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 54% | Yes: 28% | It's complicated: 11% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters centre-stage?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 13%

Average rating

3.96