Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The depth and detail of the portrayal of Aza’s anxiety and intrusive thoughts was remarkable. Reading her thoughts was anxiety-inducing in me. When a spiral tightened and tightened as I read and read, I would often think, “it’s too much!” But that’s the point–it was too much for Aza, too. She didn’t have the power to decide when to stop spiraling.
I deducted a star just because the whole missing-billionaire framework wasn’t interesting, but the characterization of Aza makes the book important and compelling.