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  • Re: TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN discussion (spoilers edition)

    @tutti I agree that this book left a lot of people much more aware about OCD, which I think is a great thing (the awareness, not OCD) because society often puts so much stigma around mental illness and it's nice to have a touch stone like Turtles to refer back to to make the topic less of a taboo.
    I really liked Turtles, even though I don't think it's my favorite John Green book. (I love so many of them, it's hard to choose.) I'm mostly just happy it didn't have the trope of 'falling in love when you have a mental illness will solve everything' because that is so frustrating to see in literature. (I feel like it's kinda obvious that this wouldn't happen because John Green wrote it and he's lived with OCD, and he's always very cautious of using tropes, but it was still a relief.)