By John Green
This is a great, quick read that mixes themes of mystery, friendship, mental health, and finding yourself into a fabulous story.
Recommended Age Level: 14+
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.
I liked this book! The author balanced a unique plot that will keep you on your toes with one-of-a-kind characters that you can't help but root for, and the mental health representation is really important. It isn't common for an author to really write about the less-than-pretty aspects of mental disorders, especially OCD, and the protagonist and narrator of this book takes us along with her as she deals with these obstacles. Give this book a shot!
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