The Thing About Jellyfish

The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin
Grades: 5+
Rating: ♦♦♦♦
This beautifully written chapter book brings the reader into the complex world of Suzy, a girl in middle school whose one-time best friend recently drowned. Ali Benjamin deftly weaves several story and time lines to expose Suzy’s social awkwardness,  the backstory behind Suzy and Franny’s relationship, and Suzy’s obsession with proving her theory that a jellyfish sting must have been the cause of Franny’s death. We definitely recommend this one for strong middle-grade readers.



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