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The main character in John Green's Turtles All the Way Down is the narrator of the story, Aza Holmes. She suffers from several anxiety disorders, including hypochondria and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). She feels overwhelmed by her anxiety for much of the novel and feels that she will never overcome...

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The main character in John Green's Turtles All the Way Down is the narrator of the story, Aza Holmes. She suffers from several anxiety disorders, including hypochondria and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). She feels overwhelmed by her anxiety for much of the novel and feels that she will never overcome it. In spite of this, though, she goes on an adventure with her best friend, Daisy, to find a missing billionaire.

Daisy is Aza's best friend and the only one who can really get her to consider stepping outside of her comfort zone. She seems to be supportive of Aza and sympathetic about her issues. Daisy is a talented writer and writes Star Wars fan fiction stories. It is later revealed that she uses these stories as a way to vent her frustrations about Aza and her anxiety.

Davis Pickett is Aza's love interest and the son of the missing billionaire. He and Aza met at a summer camp for children who had lost one of their parents, and they reconnect when he finds Aza and Daisy on his property, looking for clues about his father. He has a complicated relationship with said father: he both loves him and hates him for not taking care of his family, including Davis' brother Noah, the way he should.

Mychal is Aza and Daisy's friend, and eventually becomes Daisy's boyfriend. He, like her, is very artistic, although their relationship causes some tension between Aza and Daisy.

Russell Pickett is Davis and Noah's father. He goes on the run when the police begin to investigate him for fraud. A $100,00 reward is offered for any information that leads to his arrest.

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