New book release ‘Turtle All the Way Down’


Talking about important life lessons in an appealing way to teens, bestselling author John Green released his new book “Turtle All the Way Down” on Oct. 10.

Set in Indianapolis, the story revolved around high-schooler Aza Holmes who had obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). All throughout the book, Aza is on the search for a fugitive billionaire, hoping for the chance to receive the $100,000 reward for finding him. She wants to use the money towards college and her future.

Aza later found that the billionaire was actually her past friend’s father, and began a relationship with him throughout the plot.

Consistently, “Turtle All the Way Down” discusses friendship and the values of life that Aza experienced with her OCD.

John Green published seven books total, but he said, “This is my first attempt to write directly about the kind of mental illness that has affected my life since childhood; it is quite personal.”

According to, “Turtle All the Way Down” was rated for ages 14 and over because of language and violence used in the book, but some of it does play an important role in the story.

“Turtle All the Way Down” had an amazing storyline and taught wonderful lessons that teens will benefit from after reading this. It also had a great humorous aspect to it and gave a greater understanding of the friendship and hardship of life, so I rate “Turtle All the Way Down” five out of five stars.