Turtles All the Way DownBook - 2017
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It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-ti... Read More »
Aza wants to solve the mystery of the missing billionaire, Russell Pickett, but is overwhelmed by her anxiety and deteriorating mental health.
One of the truest books representing mental illness I've ever read. - Erin B.
CRRLCollection Sep 28, 2017
Sixteen-year-old Aza and her best friend Daisy fearlessly pursue the mystery of missing Russell Pickett. The prize? $100,000. The consequences? Aza struggling to keep up with her ordinary life as a daughter, a friend, and an enemy of her own plunging thoughts.
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Your now is not your forever.
There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn't.
It’s so weird, to know you’re crazy and not be able to do anything about it, you know? It’s not like you believe yourself to be normal. You know there is a problem. But you can’t figure a way through to fixing it.
I know that girl would go on, that she would grow up, have children and love them, that despite loving them she would get too sick to care for them, be hospitalized, get better and then get sick again. I know a shrink would say "Write it down, how you got here."
So you would, and in writing it down you realize, love is not a tragedy or a failure, but a gift.
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