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SoCal December Book Club

Join the Southern California chapter as we read the New York Times bestseller Turtles All the Way Down by John Green and discuss themes related to the environment and mental health. At first glance, Turtles may look like just another YA coming-of-age novel, but in fact it is an exploration of mental health, love, and acceptance laid over a teenager's search for a fugitive billionaire.

About the book:

Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery 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 Russell 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.

From the NYT book review:

At the heart of “Turtles All the Way Down” is Aza Holmes, age 16, who suffers from terrible anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Her case sits on the icier, distant end of the spectrum. It is not easily managed.

RSVP to Wayne Clayton ’82 for the address:

Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 2:00pm

Home of Marcia Yaross Glendora, CA

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