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Turtles All the Way Down (novel)

Turtles All the Way Down is an upcoming novel by author John Green. It will be published on October 10, 2017. It will be his fifth solo novel, and his seventh overall. Its publication was announced during VidCon 2017, the online video conference co-founded by Green and his brother Hank. It is his first published work since his 2012 novel The Fault in Our Stars.

Turtles All the Way Down
John Green Turtles All the Way Down Book Cover.png
The placeholder cover for Turtles All the Way Down
Author John Green
Country United States
Language English
Genre
  • Young adult novel
  • Realistic fiction
Published October 10, 2017 (Dutton Books)
Media type Print (hardcover)
ISBN 978-0-525-55536-0 (unsigned edition); 978-0-525-55538-4 (signed edition)

Contents

Plot summaryEdit

The story centers around 16 years-old Aza Holmes, a high school student living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and her search for a fugitive billionaire. The only other details of the plot known to the public are that it will contain, either literally or figuratively, tuatara, Star Wars fanfiction, and an unexpected reunion.

Speaking about the novel, Green stated: "This is my first attempt to write directly about the kind of mental illness that has affected my life since childhood, so while the story is fictional, it is also quite personal." [1]

Publication historyEdit

A section of the novel was read aloud by Green during the Project for Awesome live stream in December 2016. In order to protect the book's copyright, this section of the live stream was not archived and is no longer available online.

In the months leading up to the novel's announcement, John left various clues in his weekly vlogbrothers video, on which some members of Nerdfighteria worked together to solve these hints and reveal more information about the book.[2]

Critical receptionEdit

Within hours of the novel's announcement, press outlets including The Washington Post,[3] Buzzfeed,[4] Bustle,[5] Publishers Weekly,[6] Mashable,[7] MTV,[8] and Entertainment Weekly[9] published press releases echoing the announcement, signaling a high level of anticipation.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "10 things you need to know about John Green's Turtles All the Way Down". Penguin.co.uk. Penguin Books Ltd. June 22, 2017. Archived from the original on June 22, 2017. Retrieved June 22, 2017. 
  2. ^ "The Hunt". Tuataria - Nerdfighter Discord - It's Tuatara. Retrieved 23 June 2017. 
  3. ^ Associated Press (June 22, 2017). "In the stars: New John Green novel coming in October". The Washington Post. WP Company LLC. Archived from the original on June 22, 2017. Retrieved June 22, 2017. 
  4. ^ Penn, Farrah (June 22, 2017). "John Green Has A New Book Coming Out". Buzzfeed. Archived from the original on June 22, 2017. Retrieved June 22, 2017. 
  5. ^ Oulton, Emma (June 22, 2017). "John Green Is Releasing His First Novel In Six Years, And The Title Is Pretty Bizarre". Bustle. BDG Media, Inc. Archived from the original on June 22, 2017. Retrieved June 22, 2017. 
  6. ^ Kantor, Emma (June 22, 2017). "Penguin Announces New John Green Novel, 'Turtles All the Way Down'". Publishers Weekly. PWxyz, LLC. Archived from the original on June 22, 2017. Retrieved June 22, 2017. 
  7. ^ Khosla, Proma (June 22, 2017). "Holy crap, we're getting a new John Green book this year and the title is perfect". Mashable. Mashable, Inc. Archived from the original on June 22, 2017. Retrieved June 22, 2017. 
  8. ^ Bell, Crystal (June 22, 2017). "John Green Announces His Most Personal Book To Date". MTV. Viacom International Inc. Archived from the original on June 22, 2017. Retrieved June 22, 2017. 
  9. ^ Lenker, Maureen Lee (June 22, 2017). "John Green's next novel is coming in October". ew.com. Time Inc. Archived from the original on June 22, 2017. Retrieved June 22, 2017.