What’s with the Turtles, Anyway?

Poetry and prose combine beautifully in this story to tell a tale of almost star-crossed almost lovers who want nothing but to be the best of themselves for themselves and for each other. It’s about learning what happens when you lose a parent, and what happens when maybe the parent that you do have is so distant that it’s basically the same as not having one at all. And about not pushing what you do have left away.

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About the Book

John Green’s novels and I go way back. I first picked up Looking for Alaska as a borrowed gift from a friend in middle school. This book and all of his subsequent novels have shocked me and moved me to tears more than once, so I’m looking forward to the emotional journey that Turtles is going to take me on.

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