Introducing Ali Benjamin and THE THING ABOUT JELLYFISH
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Author Ali Benjamin introduces her new novel, THE THING ABOUT JELLYFISH.
#1 Kids’ Indie Next Pick
★ “An uncommonly fine first novel.”
—Booklist (starred review)
★ “A moving portrayal of loss and healing.”
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
★ “Authentic and poignant.”
—School Library Journal (starred review)
★ “A painful story smartly told”
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
ABOUT THE BOOK:
A stunning debut about how grief can open the world in magical ways.
After her best friend dies in a drowning accident, Suzy is convinced that the true cause of the tragedy was a rare jellyfish sting. Retreating into a silent world of imagination, she crafts a plan to prove her theory–even if it means traveling the globe, alone. Suzy’s achingly heartfelt journey explores life, death, the astonishing wonder of the universe…and the potential for love and hope right next door.