Turtles all the way down by John Green book review & my favourite quotes πŸ“–πŸ’—πŸ’

Hey lovelies πŸ’•,

It’s time for a book post again yeahhh! It takes me so long to read a book to be honest. I love to read every day 10 pages so it takes me a few months to read one book. I’m a slow reader πŸ˜‚ I finally finished the amazing young adult book Turtles all the way down by John Green. This post will be a review of the book and I will also share my favourite quotes from it. I hope you are going to love it as much as I do.

Turtles all the way down – John Green πŸ’šπŸ’


It’s the latest novel of John Green. This book is about the 16 year old Aza who suffers from anxiety and OCD. Her best friend is called Daisy. It’s a story about love, friendship, Star Wars fan fiction, mistery and loss. Together they are trying to solve a mistery case of the fugitive billionaire and the promise is a cash reward. In the book you can read the ever-tightening spiral of Aza’a own thoughts. She’s always afraid to get sick and die.

My review:

I really loved this book so much. It’s so raw, real and honest. John Green suffered from OCD and anxiety in his teenage years. This book is so beautiful. I can relate so much to the thoughts of Aza. I also experience that never ending spiral of thoughts which cause me anxiety. He described the thoughts of Aza so real that you can understand it so well. I also love Daisy who’s her best friend and who’s more rational. She doesn’t suffer from a mental illness but helps her best friend so well. Their friendship is beautiful with their ups and downs. I love the writing style from John Green so much. My favourite book from him is The fault in our stars. I still have to read many more of him. I also likes that this book is easy to read.

Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

I give this book 4 stars because I loved to read it. However, sometimes they were some difficult words written such as from an illness which I didn’t know. I also give it 4 stars because I would have liked a little bit more information of the fugitive billionaire. It was an amazing book to read because it’s so honest and true. I find it hard to deal with anxiety and any mental illness such as anxiety or OCD needs awareness and understanding. I hope many teeangers, young adults and just anyone read this amazing book to understand what it feels to have those thoughts every day. Then they can understand how exhausting it is. John Green is such an amazing writer! I love him so much and hope he continues to write beautiful books! 😍

My favourite quotes:

I would love to share now my favourites quotes from this book. They inspire me and make me feel so much emotions. I hope it inspires you as well.

β€œWe never really talked much or even looked at each other, but it didn’t matter because we were looking at the same sky together, which is maybe even more intimate than eye contact anyway. I mean, anybody can look at you. It’s quite rare to find someone who sees the same world you see.”

β€œThe problem with happy endings is that they’re either not really happy, or not really endings, you know? In real life, some things get better and some things get worse. And then eventually you die.”

β€œNo, it’s not, Holmesy. You pick your endings, and your beginnings. You get to pick the frame, you know? Maybe you don’t choose what’s in the picture, but you decide the frame.”

β€œOur hearts were broken in the same places. That’s something like love, but maybe not quite the thing itself.”

β€œWe always say we are beneath the stars. We aren’t, of courseβ€”there is no up or down, and anyway the stars surround us. But we say we are beneath them, which is nice. So often English glorifies the humanβ€”we are whos, other animals are thatβ€”but English puts us beneath the stars, at least.”

β€œEvery loss is unprecedented. You can’t ever know someone else’s hurt, not really – just like touching someone else’s body isn’t the same as having someone else’s body.”

β€œIt’s so weird, to know you’re crazy and not be able to do anything about it, you know? It’s not like you believe yourself to be normal. You know there is a problem. But you can’t figure a way through to fixing it. Because you can’t be sure, you know?”

β€œI get that nothing lasts. But why do I have to miss everybody so much?”

β€œYou feeling scared?”
β€œOf what?”
β€œIt’s not like that. The sentence doesn’t have, like, an object. I’m just scared.”

β€œThoughts are only thoughts.They are not you, you belong to yourself even when your thoughts don’t.”

β€œYou remember your first love because they show you, prove to you, that you can love and be loved, that nothing in this world is deserved except for love, that love is both how you become a person, and why.”

β€œAnd the thing is, when you lose someone, you realize you’ll eventually lose everyone.”

Thank you all for reading this blog post. I hope you all liked this book review. Did you read Turtles all the way down? Did you like it? Did you read any book of John Green? What was your last read? Let me know. I would love to know your thoughts. I will speak to you all in my next blog post.

Much love πŸ’•,

xoxo Christina

15 thoughts on “Turtles all the way down by John Green book review & my favourite quotes πŸ“–πŸ’—πŸ’

  1. I need to get my hands on this book! I’ve read all of John Green’s work except for this one and An Abundance of Katherines. However, after reading your review, Turtles All the Way Down is going to the very top of my TBR list!!

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    1. Thank you so much! πŸ’— I’m sure you will like this book. I need to read some books of him. I’m especially curious about Looking for Alaska as I read good reviews. My favourite book is The fault in our stars 😍


  2. I love this book, and am actually currently reading it! John Green is one of my favourite authors as he uses such amazing descriptions and really creates characters that embody their feelings. Great review well done!

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  3. I love the book.. I literally finished reading it in a day. And couldn’t help .. So I wrote about it. God ❀❀

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