Turtles All The Way Down Discussion Questions

Instructor: Christopher Muscato

Chris has a master's degree in history and teaches at the University of Northern Colorado.

The following questions can help guide your students through a class discussion on John Green's novel 'Turtles All the Way Down', opening room to explore topics of anxiety, mental illness, and growing up.

Turtles All the Way Down

Turtles All the Way Down is a 2017 novel by American author John Green, perhaps best known for his 2012 The Fault in Our Stars. Turtles All the Way Down explores not only growing up. but also mental illness and specifically obsessive-compulsive disorder and what it's like to live with the condition. These questions, intended for high school classrooms, can help your students engage with this novel and its themes on a deeper level.

To unlock this lesson you must be a Member.
Create your account

Register to view this lesson

Are you a student or a teacher?

Unlock Your Education

See for yourself why 30 million people use

Become a member and start learning now.
Become a Member  Back
What teachers are saying about
Try it risk-free for 30 days

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Create an account to start this course today
Try it risk-free for 30 days!
Create an account