Synopsis: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.
Next to Paper Towns, this book is my second favorite John Green book. The main character Aza, has anxiety and OCD. Her referring to her thoughts as a spiral reminded me of my battle with depression from when I was 15-17. I could relate to her thoughts because some of her anxiety comes from the same things that I get anxiety from. I loved her friendship with Daisy, and enjoyed the romance between her and Russel. Although, I felt like that romance was unnecessary and Aza dealing with her anxiety and her relationship with Daisy and her mom was enough to keep the plot going forward. Daisy is her polar opposite and opposites attract the same goes for Russel and Aza. I can’t wait to read whatever else John comes up with.