psa john green wrote a *really* important book about mental illness (OCD, depersonalization and anxiety) and tumblr should care
I just finished Turtles All the Way Down yesterday, and I was pretty blown away by how similar yet vastly different this was from all other John Green books.
It’s extremely well-written, partly because Aza’s thought spirals are a consistent and brutal part of the story from beginning to end, but also because the plot is filled with beautiful and important themes such as dealing with loss, the question of what exactly is the ‘self’ and … star wars fan fiction?
Now, I know that tumblr has loved to hate John Green with an irrational passion, based on no reason other than jumping on some anti-john green meme bandwagons. So @ all of those people, don’t you dare reduce this book to something it isn’t- like you did with johns other books. Especially seeing that he wrote it because he has OCD himself and found a way to explain it to anyone who doesn’t experience it, which is incredibly important.
So, all that to say Turtles All the Way Down is great and everyone should read it!
Most of the signed copies of Turtles All the Way Down will just be the J-scribble, but about 3% of them also have DFTBA under the signature, and then some have yetis drawn by Sarah, some have pink circles drawn by Alice, and “several hundred” with pokeballs drawn by Henry!
Personally I think it would be neat if they ALL did one page together so one Nerdfighter would get an extra special super awesome Green family edition.
Inktober day 8
Hazel Grace Lancaster
“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book. And then there are books which you can’t tell people about, books so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like a betrayal.”