Anxiety. Not many books provide an opportunity for conversation about mental illness especially among young adults. John Green tackles the topic of anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders in his novel titled, Turtles All the Way Down. Protagonist Aza Holmes is a finely drawn character with OCD. The friendships and resilience that are presented in this novel will resonate with many young readers. While Green tugged at my heartstrings in his earlier writing, this time out I found the sentiments fell a bit flat.
Rating: Three-star (It’s ok)
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