- Alisha Barnes
In Turtles All the Way Down, by John Green, 16-year-old Aza Holmes and her best friend Daisy discover information that could lead to the arrest of Russell Pickett, a billionaire on the run, However, Davis, the billionaire’s son, happens to be Aza’s old friend from summer camp. Aza is forced to decide whether to be loyal to her friendship with Davis or go after the $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of his father.
Aza’s friends and family can’t seem to understand what’s going on in her head. Throughout the investigation, she also has to deal with issues inside her own mind. She has an intense, obsessive fear of germs. Her urge to constantly sanitize gets in the way of her relationships. What’s worse, Aza’s fear of germs could get in the way of her growing relationship with Davis.
In order to maintain the relationships in her life, Aza must determine how she will deal with the billionaire fugitive information, while dealing with her own mental health.