(Book Review) Turtles All The Way Down by John Green

Author:- John Green

Book length :- 304

Genre:- Y/A, contemperory

VERDICT:- 3/5 (This here is a rough judgement .The verdict could be change in between the review after a thorough analysis of it’s cons and pros.)

We never really talked much or even looked at each other, but it didn’t matter because we were looking at the same sky together, which is maybe even more intimate than eye contact anyway. I mean, anybody can look at you. It’s quite rare to find someone who sees the same world you see


Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis. Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts. In his long-awaited return,


Book Review:-

This here is a perfectly balanced book, having some cracks which makes the book to not to be remembered for a long run.This is perfectly fine but there’s nothing unique and outstanding here which makes the book ”ordinary”.

I think mostly John Green’s protagonist are teenagers as there are many complex things going on in this age but I also say it is simply and easily explianed in John Green’s writing. Teenage characters are so confusing as there’s so much going on in a diminished time period .But for writers it is easy to find conflict(s) part for teenage characters of book.Younger the protagonist ,greater the conflict.

I think that is why the book is simple and easy to grasp the feelings of writer through ”The Protagonist” . Turtles All The Way Down expresses the way of a teenage girl having issues with her love life..and pressure of carrier …her future ….her friendship….everything in her life which is miserable.

And why not,Its her teens.

Writer makes the readers to enjoy these miserable situations of teen through the eyes of Aza.There are many situations to face and many decisions to make just like one has to make in his/ her teenage.But for every book there are some points where the writer is not consistant.

We will discuss the down points later as they are adinfinitum small with the adinfinatum large effectiveness of Turtles All The Way Down. There are many places that made me think that ‘ she ‘ is ‘ me ‘ .
There are many situations that I recall from my extreme teenhood while reading this book.I am not saying that the incidenses are same but the way she felts is like the way I could’ve felt in that situations.
This made me to connected with the characters.I am not saying that its like Catcher In The Rye…but still.

It is a good book to read and re-radable.The book like this made you to remember it throughout your life, like for me I will recall this book as – I’ve read it when….
and -I’ve remember the same situations as this book called Turtles All The Way Down…-I’ve remember it reading it in summer of 2018.

The writing is really simple as seventeen year old girl’s.
The writing is simple yet effective .
The metaphors .If you’ve read John Green, you know what I am going to say.They are simple ,undestandable and for Green’s they are ”balanced”.In Green’s writing ,the metaphors suddenly splashes million of colors in your eyes and taste on your tongue.They were perfectly timid and just in perfect amount to grasp the true meaning and and meanings within meaning. They were calculated and fitted perfectly .

The intrigue level is very high that anyone even touches the book going to read fully through single day(4-5 hours(its kimd of short too)).

There’s only two things bugs me in this and I am mentioning it after going through a brutal fight with my mind .

You’re both the fire and the water that extinguishes it. You’re the narrator, the protagonist, and the sidekick. You’re the storyteller and the story told. You are somebody’s something, but you are also your you.

  1. The con in this book that some of the things are un-nesseassary.That like there are some of conversation like between Aza and Davis that are not promtly fits. Like the ”supermassive black hole”stuff and the ”star wars” fandom.I personally feels that they are pushed into the plot…I just think Writer wants to push every key factor into this that which are geeky cult and hugely popular. These two things are like bragging about the knowledge …they are not apt to the teenage view.But I am saying it again that these do not affect your reading and not helps you to judge the book.As I mentioned above I ‘find’ these cons afterall I am a critic.

2. There’s sudden plot twist which is a neither ”sudden” nor a ”real plot twist”’ .I am huge believer in plot twist but for this book the plot twis not required and if there’s aneed then its very weak and not effective.

In the end I would like to say the golden words about John Green’s Turtle All The Way Down:-

This book require a cool and calm mind which is also the proved stress buster if you read books like ‘AMERICAN GODS’ by Neil Gaiman which gave me a headache for two days(the review link of ‘American Gods’ is down below in the description section).

This is perfect example of contemperory novel which includes modern teen life situations. I highly recommend Turtles All The Way Down for those who wanted to feel good and for the readers who are going through ”reading slumps”.

If you are seeking enjoyment/entertainment then you should give Turtles All The Down a try without thinking twice .I recommend this for especially Non-Readers as this book has very best binding energy,Intrigue level. For READERS is really balanced but they can’t enjoy it fully as the story is short and makes a Readers want more(atleast I wanted it more).I think this point is either a Con or Pro ,so I simply make it as a another point to ponder.

  • For lastly ,Turtles All The Way Down is a perfect example of a balance between the Characters,Writing,Plot,Conflict(s) and obviously Enjoyment.

Finally I’d like to give this book a 4 out of 5 stars.

Upto scale of 10,I’d like to give this 6.5/10 stars.

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(Book Review) American Gods. By Neil Gaiman

Genre:- Fantasy (self inventing Fantasy) Length: 635 (paperback edition) Synopsis:

Days before his release from prison, Shadow’s wife, Laura, dies in a mysterious car crash. Numbly, he makes his way back home. On the plane, he encounters the enigmatic Mr Wednesday, who claims to be a refugee from a distant war, a former god and the king of America. Together they embark on a profoundly strange journey across the heart of the USA, whilst all around them a storm of preternatural and epic proportions threatens to break.

Via:goodreads Verdict: 2.5/5 stars (this is not a final verdict ) Diclaimer

I must tell you this is the genuine words for the Neil Gaiman’s work ”AMERICAN GODS”.This review contains some of the strong words and criticized as much as possible.The reason of the reviews to be honest ,so that even the non-readers who wants to give book a try,the reviews tells them that the book worth it or not. If there’s any point(s) you did’nt like… just keep that to your self,untill and unless you are Neil Gaiman.

I selected Neil Gaiman because of the aura of him. And that I selected his most known work ”American Gods”. What to say… Lets begin the review.

What I say is, a town isn’t a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it’s got a bookstore, it knows it’s not foolin’ a soul.

Firstly the atmosphere is not clear at all of the book. I read the first 100 pages and then I am just not clear of what is happening.So I have decided to read it patiently . I know, you should give some time to read through the eyes of writer. But still I have completed it and he can’t clear my mind on this book. Whats it is about ? Its something type of Murakami and Coelho’s work.You know self inventing type. Fyi I don’t like the self inventing type of books I don’t think the Murakami’s works and Neil Gaiman’s works are the part of litrature . They are written for one’s own satisfaction. I know there’s lot of fan following of these writers . But I always write what I feel On that base . The book is so frustating as protagonist Shadow is confusing and the story is so motiveless . For the character part there are lot of them. The voices are not clearand difrrentiable at all . Characters are damn confusing and you can’t imagine any one of them . The writing is ordinary as there’s nothing special and unique done with it. The golden rule of writing is ”Showing ” not ”Telling” . The book is full of”Tellings” . I don’t know if its the uniqueness of the writer,then he failed in making an intresting and intriguing book. For example the books is full of ”he said”. ”he asked”. Like that completion phrases. The name of the ”so called gods” are not helping in making the book any easier to grasp, but by making it most difficult . For one God there are so many many refrence names are there…and without telling them . It’s upto your knowledge and wisdom to make you to enlighten the scene. There’s another flaw in numbers of characters.There’s sudden introduction of them and then you get to know that ” this character is also there?” ”I DID’NT KNOW THAT!” I must say the plot is really good. There is no fault in that. But the story could be better than this. There’s also ”A coin magic trick”. I just don’t get it .Why? And writer wants you to accept it as the classic signature style of the character.As I said ‘WANTS TO’. I just don’t know why every character is so obssesed with it. It’s like the whole story revolve around this useless magic trick.

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(Book Review)The Goldfinch. by Donna Tartt

Writer:Donna Tartt Book Length:771(but way longer) GENRE:LIFESTYLE,CONTEMPERORY,FICTION. Verdict:-Don’t be RESTLESS

Let’s put aside the fact ,that this book won Pulitzer Prize.

#not recommended for any reader .Untill and unless you want to read.Read . Like for me I want to read everything ever written.#I know its impossiblE#InYourFaceHaters. As I always say Put your humour glasses on and just enjoy. I know it’s quite late for a blog and the exams were ended in last of december.But the reason behind it is I have to complete the Goldfinch and as you’ve know that it’s not a easy book as the length ,it’s a giant one.I have read lord of the rings and It .But this book is more lengthy.Why I am saying that is because that the font size is regular and the size(length*breadth)length of the book is large. Main reason behind why It’s a difficult and long for me is .As you’ve known by now what I want to say here. So why don’t we start what you are here for.??? Get satated with the Review. Continue reading “(Book Review)The Goldfinch. by Donna Tartt”

[Book Review] Six Of Crows

#recommended#autumnread *This book lives in you throughout your life.

The heart is an arrow. It demands aim to land true.

The story with the mixutre of Magic,friendship,Leadership and full of mystery leads to the path of AWSMness.This work by Leigh Bardugo is the example which stands in this path with The Name Of The Wind ,Harry Potter and none other than The originator and benchmark of fantasy world The Lord Of The Rings. Now let’s the Review starts #do not offend by this as this review is for all kind of person’s point of veiws. AUTHOR:LEIGH BARDUGO LENGTH:492 PAGES GENRE: FANTASY,MYSTERY,THRILLER #Recommended for every fantasy and fast paced story reader. #MustReadForFantasyLover


Criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker has been offered wealth beyond his wildest dreams. But to claim it, he’ll have to pull off a seemingly impossible heist: Break into the notorious Ice Court (a military stronghold that has never been breached) Retrieve a hostage (who could unleash magical havoc on the world) Survive long enough to collect his reward (and spend it) Kaz needs a crew desperate enough to take on this suicide mission and dangerous enough to get the job done – and he knows exactly who: six of the deadliest outcasts the city has to offer. Together, they just might be unstoppable – if they don’t kill each other first. Source:Goodreads

Now, Comming to the USP of this site ,which is display the Cons.of the book before it’s positivity. I have to mention this ,for this book I have to extract the Cons.You know EXTRACT.It don’t have con for such reader who enjoys every book and don’t have stress on technicality.

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(Blast Off) Doctor Sleep. By Stephen King

I just started Doctor Sleep By Stephen King afyer completion of a long journey( TLOTR). So far I have completed 50 pages without any speed breakers. I just put it uo of quick glance,but as i started I never get a chance to put it down. OR should I say I never wanted to put it down. THIS BOOK REAALY HAVE SOMETHING STRANGE. As i was reading it LITERALLYI feel something strange .the enviroment suddenly became spooky.I feel someone (Something)is Standing behind me . You all are thinking I am over exggerating a bit but ,Readers who knows Stephen King’s writing know what I mean. At last the books has a great Binding Energy. I like the continuity with Its First part Shining. Lets hope the book goes all like this and make my this journey memorable. What do you guys think about. Is this book will be a great journey or Not? Leave yourPrecious(TLOTR Effect)comments down below. For More Book reviews please follow on the link down below BookWyrm: https://bookwyrm874.wordpress.com/ Check out My new Book review of The Lord Of The Rings on the link down below. https://bookwyrm874.wordpress.com/2017/09/17/book-reviewthe-lord-of-the-rings/ THANKS FOR YOUR TIME . Dont forget to Follow,Comment.And if you like this post don’t forget to give a ThumbsUp.

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