Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I'll admit that I was nervous about reading this one. I absolutely love John Green books, and I feared that this one wouldn't live up to my expectations. No need to fear! Aza is a perfectly flawed and perfectly endearing character.
Whether chronicling her witty banter with her best friend Daisy, to the moments of her budding romance with Davis, the son of a fugitive billionaire, or the downward spiral of her inner monologue as she tries to not listen to the voices in her head, Aza simply tries. She tries to be a good friend, a confidant, a loving daughter, and simply herself. It's just not as easy as it should be.
True to form, Aza's story is not one with what you'd call a happy ending. In her own words, endings are "either not really happy, or not really endings, you know? In real life, some things get better and some things get worse. And then eventually you die."
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