Hey guys!

As promised, here is another book review. I hope that by reading some of these, I might be able to help you find your next favourite read.

Enjoy :)

(mild language warning)


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“It's turtles all the way fucking down, Holmesy. You're trying to find the turtle at the bottom of the pile, but that's not how it works.”

author: John Green
page count: 286
summary: sixteen-year-old Aza is living in the never-ending, ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts. Her Best and Most Fearless Friend Daisy doesn't quite understand. Neither does her mother, nor Davis Pickett, the boy across the river who she met at Sad Camp, whose billionaire father has just disappeared. Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, but it's incredibly hard when you're stuck in your own head.
rating: awe-inspiring

My goodness. I don't think I can quite think straight right now, having just finished this story, but I'll do my best.

Turtles All The Way Down is one of the most stunning and complex looks at what it means to be human that I have ever seen. I know, that may not be saying much, considering my age and my experience with the world. But in all honesty, this beautiful novel touched a part of me that has never been touched by anything else before, and has caused me to take a step back and look at my own life from a new perspective - because if there's one thing I've learned from John Green, and now from Aza, you can't truly see anything unless you look at it from someone else's point of view, as well as your own.

By all means, not everyone will enjoy this book. If you're afraid to look inside yourself and try and answer the age-old question of what truly makes you you, then turn away, because this story will absolutely terrify you with something of a little-known truth - there is no definitive answer. It is a deeply philosophical look at the definition of 'self', and I have now spent almost five days pondering over that - much to my simultaneous delight and frustration.

If you like asking the big questions, and agonising for hours in the best way possible about what their answers just might be, then this book is absolutely for you.

- Brie x

link to goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2218824197