Announcing the Next Book from John Green, New York Times Bestseller and Indian Springs Alum

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Breaking Book News! Books-A-Million is now offering pre-orders for Turtles All the Way Down the latest book from award-winning and best-selling author John Green, alum of Indian Springs School.

The much anticipated new novel by Green is scheduled for release on October 10th, but readers can start ordering their limited signed edition copy of the book from any Books-A-Million store and online at this link: John Green Autographed Copy.  Customers will need to present their pre-order voucher for redemption at Books -A-Million and 2nd & Charles stores where they purchased the voucher on or after the release date of October 10th.

Turtles All the Way Down is Green’s first book in five years since The Fault in Our Stars became an instant international bestseller and monster smash theatrical hit selling over 23 million copies worldwide and grossing over $300 million.

“I’ve been working on Turtles All the Way Down for years, and I’m so excited to share it with readers this October, says John Green.  “This is my first attempt to write directly about the kind of mental illness that has affected my life since childhood, so while the story is fictional, it is also quite personal.”

Here is a personal video blog post of John Green announcing the release Turtles All the Way Down to his brother Hank.

According to Dutton Books, Turtles On the Way Down is the story of sixteen year old Aza Holmes, a young woman looking for clues in the disappearance of a fugitive  billionaire, while grappling with mental illness.

It is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara.  But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts. In his long-awaited return, John Green tells Aza’s story with shattering unflinching clarity.

Green’s Birmingham roots

A 1995 graduate of Indian Springs, a private high school in Shelby County, Green’s first novel Looking for Alaska was inspired by his time at the Birmingham area boarding school. The novel was awarded the annual Michael L. Printz Award in 2005 recognizing the “best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit.”

A prolific “vlogger” here is a hilarious 2010 video of Green describing to his brother Hank a visit back to the Indian Springs of his youth and how his alma mater shaped him to become a writer.

Green followed up Looking for Alaska with the following titles: An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with David Levithan), and The Fault in Our Stars. Green’s works have been translated into 54 languages and has sold more than 45 million copies worldwide.

Want to know more about John Green, his books, videos and blogs?

Find John Green’s books, e-books, and DVDs based on his novels online at Books-A-Million.

Follow John and his brother Hank on You Tube at: youtube.com/vlogbrothers

Also check out his educational series “Crash Course” at: youtube.com/crashcourse

One final video.  Checkout this 2015 video of John Green “finding his report card” and describing how Indian Springs teachers didn’t give up on him and encouraged him.

Thank goodness they did.

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Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.