AUTHOR: John Green
PUBLISHER: Penguin Books
DATE: October 10, 2017
AWARDS: Lincoln Award Nominee (2020), Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Young Adult Fiction (2017), Alabama Author Award for Young Adult (2020), Hea Noorteraamat (2018)
Turtles All The Way Down
by John Green
Aza Holmes never intended to pursue the disappearance of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Pickett’s son Davis.Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.
A secondary character (Daisy) can be interpreted as attracted to people of multiple genders. In an early chapter she says “Ladies and gentlemen, and also people who do not identify as ladies or gentlemen, Daisy Ramirez won’t break her promises, but she will break your heart.”