Dallas’ Pick: Turtles all the way Down by John Green
One of the main reasons I picked this book up to begin with is because the title is so strange, just so you know it has nothing to do with turtles. Also I love John Greens writing, I have read most of his books so of course I had to read this book with such a unique title. Honestly it took a little bit for me to get into the book and the story line but once I did, the twist and turns kept my attention. In the beginning you meet Aza who is a high school girl with server anxiety which would be hard on anyone. Throughout the book you meet her best friend Daisy and Mychal. Eventually you meet Davis, who Aza has known since they were both very young. He is an attractive billionaire whose dad just happens to go missing leaving Davis and his younger brother Noah to fend for themselves. Of course it wouldn’t be a John Green book if it didn’t pull on your heart strings at some point. I fell in love with Davis he actually became my favorite character even though he was only a supporting role to Aza. Something about the sad, parentless boy determined to be strong just made my heart ache for him. I can’t explain too much more because I don’t want to ruin the surprises and endings for you but Turtles all the Way Down is really a book you need to read. It is always good to let out a good cry every once and a while, its best to cry over fictional characters lives anyways.