I love the genre of Young Adult fiction, and Turtles All the Way Down by John Green is no exception. (However, I am a bit bias following his success with Fault In Our Stars).
While I'm still reading this, I love how the characters capture your attention with their idiosyncrasies.
Sixteen year-old Ava is a good person with deep personal, emotional turmoil she's trying her best to cope with. Her best friend Daisy convinces Ava they should investigate the disappearance of billionaire Russell Pickett, the father of Ava's friend Davis, since there is a hundred-thousand dollar reward at stake.
Among the various books I'm continually reviewing, I still try to squeeze some reading of authors and titles I see recommended on Instagram, or advertised in book store catalogs or while browsing the bookshelves of bookstores I just can't stay away from. The two latest books I recently came across on Instagram struck a chord with me. Both being YA novels I quite often find this genre very engaging,very true to how young people live their lives. This also brought my attention to the novel All the bright places. There is a close similarity to the plot of these books which I believe caught my attention for that very reason.
With the return of Joan Lindsay's 'Picnic at Hanging Rock' I just couldn't resist picking up a copy.
Well, while I'm still reading this wonderful book, I just wanted to say how much I'm enjoying it. It breathes life into a time where I think we all need to stop and take stock of our lives, and to look at the direction we're heading in our relationships, our careers and the goals and ambitions we have put off for too long or not even contemplated yet. That's what this book is so good at teaching; teaching us to just stop for a moment and perhaps follow those dreams new or old, to fulfill our lives with necessary change and stuff the consequences, what is meant to be, is meant to be.