Turtles All the Way Down Midnight Release Party
Calling all Nerdfighters and John Green readers!
Once Upon A Time is excited to host a midnight release party for John Green's newest book, Turtles All the Way Down!
Purchase of Turtles All the Way Down and indicating and RSVP will reserve a ticket to our release party. The RSVP is free with a purchase of a book. Not including in your purchase means you just want the book and no party ticket will be included.
Check back for more details on the party.
10 facts about the new book:
- The book is called Turtles All the Way Down
- It begins with a fugitive billionaire and a cash reward.
- The story is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, and Star Wars fan fiction.
- It’s also about Tuatara, which are reptiles that live in New Zealand. They look like lizards, but aren’t.
- Its heroine is 16 year-old Aza Holmes.
- Aza sets out to look for clues to find the missing billionaire, whilst grappling with mental illness.
Her story is partly inspired by some of John’s own experiences. He says: “This is my first attempt to write directly about the kind of mental illness that has affected my life since childhood, so while the story is fictional, it is also quite personal."
John’s last book was published six years ago, and he’ s been working on this one for years. But that’s not unusual – The Fault in Our Stars took 10 years to write.
Readers should expect plenty of metaphors! In John’s words: "The great thing about figurative language and symbols and the like in novels is that you don’t have to be conscious of them for them to work."
Turtles All the Way Down will be published on October 10, 2017.
See you on October 10!
LIMITED EDITION - while supplies last
A note of caution: this book will ensnare your life and you won’t be able to put it down until the final, anxiety-filled page is turned. On the surface, this is a pretty straightforward mystery: A supermodel with a troubled past is deemed by the police to have committed suicide when her body is found on the ground below the balcony of her posh London flat. But her brother thinks something more sinister is at play and enlists the help of private detective Cormoran Strike. But this book is anything but straightforward. Strike, a paraplegic war veteran investigates every claim with the precision he learned in the military. He also has a troubled past… his late mother lead a life riddled with addiction and adversity. And as Strike delves further into the life of the troubled model, his own past demons and memories color his investigation. Not only is this mystery masterfully written, plotted out, and riveting, it speaks authentically to a multitude of issues like how society judges women who lead unconventional lives, psychological trauma, and the trials and intricacies of family. (Also, this book was actually written by J.K. Rowling under a pseudonym). - Linnea