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‘Turtles All the Way Down’ refreshing and relatable

Emily Strenski, Features Editor

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John Green, author of “The Fault in our Stars,” has written a new stunningly real book called “Turtles all the way Down.”

The main character, Aza, is a character that Green painted with extreme anxiety, and with the story being told from Aza’s point of view, the readers are thrown into her head.

In this day’s society, anxiety is a problem that almost everyone deals with at some point in their lives, and Green really pictures it beautifully without glorifying it.

The way he describes everything going on in Aza’s head is refreshing and raw, and the words he uses to describe it are almost perfect.

The other characters are really diverse and relatable as well, like Aza’s best friend Daisy, a tough, Star Wars-obsessed fan-fiction writer who tries her best to take care of Aza while juggling her own issues at home.

Another character that really brings the story to life is Davis Pickett, who is the son of a billionaire that has left his entire legacy to a tuatara, a giant turtle, and has disappeared with a reward out for his capture.

The story is also humorous, and the dialogue is relatable and funny, and follows along with things teens today would say.

The plot follows Aza as she struggles to cope with life, as well as her and Daisy’s hunt for Davis’ dad to get the reward.

With quotes worthy of Instagram and characters to keep readers interested and entertained, “Turtles All the Way Down” is beautiful and fantastic and definitely worth the read.

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Emily Strenski, Editor-in-Chief

My name is Emily Strenski and I'm extremely excited to be the Cat's Claw's editor-in-chief my third year of being on staff. My hobbies include reading,...

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‘Turtles All the Way Down’ refreshing and relatable