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John Green's Turtles All the Way Down is going to be a movie! Here's what we know so far

Attention, all John Green lovers! On March 9, it was announced that the book Turtles All the Way Down is going to be a movie! Here's the 4-1-1.


So, I’m, Turtles All the Way Down is gonna be a movie.

♬ original sound - John Green

In case you still need to read the book (here's a great opportunity!) or you just need a refresher, here's the basic plot: Aza is a 16-year-old girl just trying to navigate high school and friends...and the disappearance of a local billionaire. Sounds easy enough, right? On top of all this, Aza struggles heavily with OCD. TATWD grants a thoughtful insight into the effects of mental illness on her everyday life from a unique perspective—John Green himself has spoken out about his own OCD and how it's affected his life. 

The movie will be directed by Hannah Marks and stars Isabela Merced as the protagonist, Aza. You might know Isabella from Dora and the Lost City of Gold. We love a strong female lead *and* director!

We don't have a release date for the film quite yet, but we think it's worth the wait. In the meantime, catch us watching The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns and binging Looking for Alaska. 

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by Riley Yates | 3/24/2022