Turtles All The Way Down – John Green

Meet sixteen-year-old Aza, who is trying tob e a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

Thanks to her BFF, she is investigating the dissapearing of Russel Pickett, because why not give it a try when there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward. But will Aza’s thoughts get in her way?

Alright, so this book guys.. It was so relatable for me. If you don’t like to read things about OCD’s, do not pick this book up! Because OCD is the main thing in the book.

Now, back to the review:

I once tried to read The Fault in Our Stars, but that was a no go. The teens felt like they were 80+, and I’m not a big fan of romance like that. But I really wanted to give this book a go, because it gave me the idea that this is a different type of ‘John Green’. And guess what, it is!

For me, the book was just so relatable at certain points. And that kinda hit me? It just makes you feel less alone, that there are other people who know what you’re going through. And that’s just something you don’t realize often.

Aza’s OCD just gets worse throughout the book, and as a reader, you’ll learn how hard it is to ignore those voices, and that you sometimes just can’t ignore them.

“You are the prison cell.”

This quote is just the definition of any mental disorder.


“It’s so weird, to know you’re crazy and not to be able to do anything about it.”


“I can’t lose my mind, it is inescapable.”


And the quotes in this book… They give me goosebumps every time I read them. Because they are so extremely true! And that is a bit of scary, that there are people out there that KNOW what you’re dealing with. This was the first time in a while, that I actually marked stuff in the book (with sticky notes and stuff). And this book is just filled with notes.


So yeah, for those dealing with OCD, or if you just want to know what OCD is about, I highly recommend you to read this book. Because it just shows someone dealing with OCD.


I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars. And I just loved it. And I so recommend it!


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