Accolades

#1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller
#1 WALL STREET JOURNAL Bestseller
#1 International Bestseller
#1 Indie Bestseller

A NEW YORK TIMES Notable Book
An NPR Best Book of the Year
A TIME Best Book of the Year
A SOUTHERN LIVING Best Book of the Year

A BOOKLIST Editors' Choice selection
A PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Best Book of the Year
A SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL Best Book of the Year
A CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY Best Book of the Year 

#1 Indie Next Pick
An Amazon Best Book of the Year
A Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Year

 

 

Reviews

“A wrenching and revelatory novel.”

— THE NEW YORK TIMES

“A tender story about learning to cope when the world feels out of control.”

— PEOPLE

“A new modern classic.”

— THE GUARDIAN

“There is tenderness and wisdom here, and a high quotient of big ideas.”

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

“Turtles delivers a lesson that we so desperately need right now: Yes, it is okay not to be okay…. John Green has crafted a dynamic novel that is deeply honest, sometimes painful, and always thoughtful, delivered with the characteristic charm the author is known for. John Green, welcome back. We missed you.” 

— MASHABLE

“A full-on emotional bleed-out…. John Green hasn’t created a book as much as he’s created a place—a place to have your most indefinable and grotesque thoughts articulated, to ponder the disconnected reality you experience . . . . No matter where you are on the spiral—and we’re all somewhere—Green’s novel makes the trip, either up or down, a less solitary experience.”

— THE GLOBE AND MAIL

“A thoughtful look at mental illness and a debilitating obsessive-compulsive disorder that doesn’t ask but makes you feel the constant struggles of its main character. . . . Turtles explores the definition of happy endings, whether love is a tragedy or a failure, and a universal lesson for us all: ‘You work with what you have.’”

— USA TODAY

“Green’s most authentic and most ambitious work to date.” 

— BUSTLE

“An existential teenage scream.”

— VOX

“Funny, clever, and populated with endearing characters.”

— ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“An incredibly powerful tale of the pain of mental illness, the pressures of youth, and coming of age when you feel like you’re coming undone.”

— SHELF AWARENESS

★ “A richly rewarding read…the most mature of Green’s work to date and deserving of all the accolades that are sure to come its way.”  

BOOKLIST, STARRED REVIEW

★ “In an age where troubling events happen almost weekly, this deeply empathetic novel about learning to live with demons and love one’s imperfect self is timely and important.”

— PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, STARRED REVIEW

★ “A deeply resonant and powerful novel that will inform and enlighten readers even as it breaks their hearts. A must-buy.”

— SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, STARRED REVIEW
 

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