BOOK: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
“Anybody can look at you. It’s quite rare to find someone who sees the same world you see.”
Aza and Daisy are best friends who stumble into solving the mystery of the disappearance of their friend Davis’s billionaire father. Aza and Davis’s live completely different lives, but conversation and companionship unites them during this weird time in their lives. Turtles is a story of friendships that hold fast even after some time away or challenging times, friendships that are complicated and pure all at once. A big part of this novel is Aza’s struggle with her inner thoughts, and Green portrays this mental illness in a real way that helps readers understand what people with mental illness go through on a daily basis. This book is filled with passages that you’ll earmark and save for later when you need to read them again. The wisdom within a John Green novel never disappoints. Plus I always like when you get to the part of the book that explains the title, and this book has a good one. I mean Turtles All the Way Down?!? WTF does that even mean? You’ll see! [[Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars]] P.S. If I had to compare it to another John Green novel, I’d say it is most similar to Paper Towns.
There’s not much you can pair with an orange-y book cover, but luckily brown, and maroon, and orange are all Thanksgiving colors so it works. I’m living in both feast mode and this faux leather jacket for the foreseeable future—the jacket is great to throw on for nights out when really all you want to do is go to bed. I’ve been looking for a jacket like this for a while, but I didn’t want to spend a ton of money. This one is affordable and versatile—you’ll love it. Order a size up because it runs small. And PSA: I fully support feast mode at all times, but especially when you get to go home and eat ALL the foods your mom makes. Cheers to a happy beginning to your holiday season!