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Turtles all the way down
2017
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Characters
Aza Holmes (Female), Pursues the mystery of a fugitive billionaire; hundred thousand dollar reward is being offered
Daisy (Female), Fearless, Aza's best friend; help in the investigation
Russell Pickett (), Billionaire, Father, Fugitive,
Davis Pickett (Male), Son of billionaire Russell Pickett
Genre
Fiction
Coming of age
Social
Topics
Young women
Friendship
Reunions
Mental illness
Anxiety
Billionaires
Fugitives
Manhunts
Time Period
2000s -- 21st century
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  Publishers Weekly Review

Voice actor Rudd sensitively portrays the protagonist of Green's latest novel, Aza Holmes, a 16-year-old with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Aza's mind is constantly crowded with anxiety and intrusive thoughts about germs and infection, which makes navigating the trials of high school no easy task. Luckily she has a best friend, Daisy, who helps keep her mind at ease. When the girls receive word that billionaire Russell Pickett left town to avoid arrest on criminal charges, and that there's a $100,000 reward for information about his whereabouts, Daisy convinces Aza that finding Pickett is just the distraction she needs. Along the way, Aza strikes up a friendship with Pickett's son, Davis, whom she had previously known at camp, and they form a bond despite their respective problems. Rudd speeds up the pace to show the overwhelming flood of thoughts that fill Aza's mind. She also captures the panic Aza feels and her frustrations with her condition as she becomes attracted to Davis. Rudd tops off the performance with a slew of memorable voices for the other characters-Aza's concerned mother, her coolly professional psychiatrist, and especially her chatterbox friend Daisy. Rudd's excellent, empathetic narration adds to the appeal of this psychologically complex, character-driven novel. Ages 14-up. A Dutton hardcover. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Summary
"Wrenching and revelatory." An instant #1 bestseller, the widely acclaimed Turtles All the Way Down is John Green's brilliant and shattering new novel.<br> <br> Featured on 60 Minutes, Fresh Air, Studio 360, Good Morning Amercia, The TODAY Show <p>"A tender story about learning to cope when the world feels out of control." - People <p>Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there's a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett's son, Davis. <p>Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts. <p> In his long-awaited return, John Green, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars, shares Aza's story with shattering, unflinching clarity in this brilliant novel of love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship.
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