Author John Green has finally unveiled his first book since the runaway success of The Fault in Our Stars!
It’s been five years since his last YA novel, and finally we’re getting another. John Green’s 2017 novel is titled Turtles All the Way Down and will be released October 10, 2017.
According to a synopsis from the publisher, “Turtles All the Way Down begins with a fugitive billionaire and a cash reward. It is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.”
Said John Green, “I’ve been working on Turtles All the Way Down for years, and I’m so excited to share it with readers this October. 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.”
The publisher adds that Green “tells Aza’s story with shattering, unflinching clarity.”
Said Julie Strauss-Gabel, President and Publisher of Dutton Books for Young Readers, “As with all of John’s work, Turtles All the Way Down is both a singularly personal read and a catalyst for conversation and community. It is with tremendous pride and great excitement that his longtime Penguin family can finally shout this news to the world.”
Penguin is expecting massive success: The first print run for Turtles All the Way Down will clock in at 1.5 million copies.