Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
On her very first morning on Capri, Lucie Churchill sets eyes on George Zao and she instantly can’t stand him. She really can’t stand it when he kisses her and they are caught by her disapproving cousin, Charlotte.
Daughter of an American-born-Chinese mother and New York father, Lucie has always sublimated the Asian side of herself in favor of the white side, and she adamantly denies having feelings for George. But several years later, when George unexpectedly appears where Lucie is weekending with her new fiancé, Lucie finds herself drawn to George again. Soon, Lucy is spinning a web of deceit that involves her family, her fiancé, the co-op board of her Fifth Avenue apartment, and ultimately herself.
Trigger & Content Warnings:
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Intrusive thoughts
- Panic & anxiety attacks
- Dissociation & derealization
- Self harm
- Death of a parent
- Car accident
- Disappearance of a parent