Turtles All the Way Down by John Green – Book Review

In John Green’s latest novel, Aza is faced with a dilemma when the billionaire father of a childhood friend becomes a fugitive. When her best friend Daisy hears about the $100,000 reward for information leading to his arrest, the pair begin to look into anything that may lead them to his whereabouts. However, through the investigation, Aza becomes much closer to the fugitive’s son and childhood friend, Davis Pickett. Being a supportive friend to Daisy, a good student and investigating the case is a lot, but Aza must also learn how to cope with thought-spirals and intrusive thoughts caused by her anxiety and OCD. 

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Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Leuithan

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Two teenagers, both with very different stories to tell, meet unexpectedly in an unlikely corner of Chicago. Although they have very different personalities, they have one very important thing in common: they share the same name. The first we meet is a funny, nerdy boy whose best friend is the thoroughly fabulous Tiny Cooper, who seems like he’s dating a new boy every day. The other is a depressed but moody teen who spends all of his spare time on his laptop chatting to his online friend, Isaac. They are both brought together when they are portrayed by their school mates in possibly one of the best musicals to hit the high-school stage.

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Paper Towns by John Green

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Quentin Jacobsen (or ‘Q’ as he is known to his friends) has always been a secret admirer of Margo Roth Spiegelman, his next door neighbour, since he was a child. When Margo arrives at Q’s window asking  to borrow his car in the middle of the night, they embark on a night of revenge as they target her unsuspecting disloyal friends and cheating boyfriend. The net day, Margo doesn’t turn up to school. Like the last time she ran away, Q believes that she has left a trail of clues, specifically for him to follow. He has to act quickly, because he may never see Margo again…

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An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

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Being incredibly intelligent isn’t the only thing that makes Colin Singleton unique – there’s also the fact that he has been dumped by nineteen girls named Katherine. After leaving high school and having no idea about what career he wants to pursue, he and his best friend Hassan embark on a road trip. At the outset, they have no idea that they will end up in Tennessee and meet Lindsey Lee Wells and her mother, Hollis, who help him to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which will help him determine the outcome of any relationship and hopefully end the trend of Colin always being the dumpee and get him a girlfriend.

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Looking for Alaska by John Green

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Miles “Pudge” Halter is obsessed with last words. He leaves home to attend a boarding school in Alabama hoping to find the “Great Perhaps,” mentioned in the last words of the poet Francois Rabelais. On arrival at Culver Creek, he meets the clever, witty and mysterious Alaska Young, who together search for the “Great Perhaps” and puzzle over the last words of Simon Bolivar, “How will I ever get out of this labyrinth?” As he learns more about Alaska, he delves deeper into her past and what it really means to her to find the way out of the labyrinth. Continue reading