Turtles all the way down – John Green
I spent a lot of my teenage years reading John Green’s books, with many of them making me cry (I still haven’t forgiven you about Gus, Mr. Green) so you can imagine my excitement over his new release, Turtles All The Way Down, five years later.
I went into reading this book with very high expectations. Granted, not all of them were met, but there were many aspects of this book that surprised me. Yes, the sixteen year olds still spoke like middle aged poets and often spoke in metaphors, but isn’t that what makes a John Green book? The whole book was littered with beautiful quotable material which I’m sure is already circulating across Tumblr. Maybe it’s because I’m no longer a teenager anymore, but I found myself asking “would a sixteen year old really say that?” more than I did when I was younger. But these very wise and poetic sixteen year olds is what makes his books so identifiable as his own and it’s something I wouldn’t change.