~Turtles All The Way Down by John Green~
Fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett is nowhere to be found. Sixteen year old Aza and her best friend Daisy would not pursue the mystery but for the hundred-thousand-dollar reward.
Beautiful and authentic. It’s all there, the teen struggles, the deep thinking, and the authenticity. John Green knows how to write YA.
I liked the mystery of a missing billionaire and the reward for anyone who found him. A slow romance unfolds between Aza and Davis, the missing billionaire’s son. The friendship between Daisy and Aza show what it’s like to be friends with a girl like Aza, who suffers from sometimes crippling anxiety.
The mental health aspect of the character is treated with understanding. The portrayal felt real to me, to the point I would caution those with anxiety or OCD. The descriptions could be triggering.
It felt like a quick read. In comparing it to TFIOS, they are different books so I can’t say I like one better than the other.
I put this one in the worth rereading pile.