CRITICAL ACCLAIM AND MEGAHIT SUCCESS: The long-awaited follow-up to The Fault in Our Stars, Turtles was widely embraced as a masterful literary achievement and was an instant #1 bestseller, with more than 2 million copies in print worldwide.
OVERWHELMING PRAISE AND MASSIVE MEDIA: From The New York Times to People to Southern Living, Turtles was welcomed by stellar reviews and a long list of “best of the year” accolades. And huge media moments like Fresh Air and 60 Minutes helped the book to cross over into entirely new audiences.
A GAME-CHANGER IN THE DIALOG AROUND MENTAL HEALTH: Finding the language to “describe the indescribable,” Turtles was celebrated for its honest and accurate portrayal of mental illness and praised as a bridge to understanding. The San Francisco Chronicle declared it “a must-read for those struggling with mental illness, or for their friends and family.”
ONLY THE BEGINNING: With a readership already in the millions, paperback is an all-new moment of growth and possibility. With the accessibility of a paperback edition the book will be poised for new opportunities within communities and with mental health organizations, helping it to reach and help so many more individuals and families.
EXTRA CONTENT: The paperback edition includes a Readers Guide containing a Q & A with the author and book club discussion questions.
A BIG 2019 FOR JOHN GREEN: Turtles is the first of several tentpole moments for John in 2019 that will keep the entire list in the spotlight. John’s much-beloved debut novel, Looking for Alaska, will be a limited series on Hulu expected in Fall 2019.
A New York Times Notable Book * A New York Times Critics’ Top Book of the Year * An NPR Best Book of the Year * A TIME Best Book of the Year * A Wall Street Journal Best Book of the Year * A Boston Globe Best Book of the Year * An Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Year * A Seventeen Best Book of the Year * A Southern Living Best Book of the Year * A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year * A Booklist Editors’ Choice Selection * A BookPage Best Book of the Year * An SLJ Best Book of the Year * An A.V. Club Best Book of the Year * A Bustle Best Book of the Year * A BuzzFeed Best Book of the Year * A Pop Sugar Best Book of the Year * A Vulture Best Book of the Year
#1 New York Times Bestseller * #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller * #1 International Bestseller * #1 Indie Bestseller
“So surprising and moving and true that I became completely unstrung…. One needn’t be suffering like Aza to identify with it. One need only be human.” -Jennifer Senior, The New York Times
“Part adventure story and part love story…Turtles All The Way Down is a sometimes heartbreaking, always illuminating, glimpse into how it feels to live with mental illness.” - NPR, Best Books of the Year
“A tender story about learning to cope when the world feels out of control.” - People
“A thoughtful look at mental illness and a debilitating obsessive-compulsive disorder that doesn’t ask but makes you feel the constant struggles of its main character…. Turtles explores the definition of happy endings, whether love is a tragedy or a failure, and a universal lesson for us all: ’You work with what you have.’” - USA Today
“Green finds the language to describe the indescribable…. A must-read for those struggling with mental illness, or for their friends and family.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“A powerful tale for teens (and adults) about anxiety, love and friendship.”—Los Angeles Times
“Even during its most painful moments, there is a tenderness that radiates out of Turtles All the Way Down…Turtles delivers a lesson that we so desperately need right now: Yes, it is okay not to be okay…. John Green has crafted a dynamic novel that is deeply honest, sometimes painful, and always thoughtful.” - Mashable
“Green does more than write about; he endeavours to write inside…. No matter where you are on the spiral—and we’re all somewhere—Green’s novel makes the trip, either up or down, a less solitary experience.” - The Globe and Mail
“A new modern classic.” - The Guardian
“An existential teenage scream.” - Vox
“Funny, clever, and populated with endearing characters.” - Entertainment Weekly
★ “An incredibly powerful tale of the pain of mental illness, the pressures of youth, and coming of age when you feel like you’re coming undone.” - Shelf Awareness, starred review
★ “A richly rewarding read…the most mature of Green’s work to date and deserving of all the accolades that are sure to come its way.” - Booklist, starred review
★ “Green’s first novel since The Fault in Our Stars is another heartbreaker, full of intelligent questions…. In an age where troubling events happen almost weekly, this deeply empathetic novel about learning to live with demons and love one’s imperfect self is timely and important.” - Publishers Weekly
★ “A deeply resonant and powerful novel that will inform and enlighten readers even as it breaks their hearts. A must-buy.” - School Library Journal
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