I got a book for Christmas, I got a book for Christmas, I got a book for Christmas, I got a book for Christmas, I got a book for Christmas, I got a book for Christmas!! Yeah, that’s right this book was one of my Christmas presents.
I have read about this book online and how it helped John Green understand his own mental health, so I was really keen to get started. Ignoring that this review is coming out in ermmmm….march, I started reading this on Boxing Day!
Aza is different. She worries and panics and frets about a cut on her thumb. She struggles with life and a break from routine and she thinks she has a heart of gold. Aza and her best friend Daisy want a real-life adventure.
Daisy’s world is mainly Star Wars fan-fic, her way of escaping feeling poor, feeling neglected and a having a best friend that is very hard work. Daisy and Aza use coupons to have dinner at the diner whilst doing homework and it is there, they discovered the local billionaire has gone missing!
The $100,000 reward catches Daisy’s attention and they are off, rowing the creek, searching for hidden cameras and reuniting with old friends. This tale involves lizards, Doctors and proper high school romances, add Aza’s ever-tightening spiral of thoughts and Davis’s star-gazing, we have the making of a true John Green classic.
I laughed and fell in love and gasped along with the characters, I worried about my own issues with things having a set place but most of all I was so pleased that it was a classic whodunnit with a teenage twist.
For the first book and review of the year, this made me remember why I love reading.