The Thing about Jellyfish

The Thing about Jellyfish

By Ali Benjamin

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780316380867, 352pp.

Publication Date: September 22, 2015

This stunning debut novel about grief and wonder was an instant" New York Times" bestseller and captured widespread critical acclaim, including selection as a 2015 National Book Award finalist
After her best friend dies in a drowning accident, Suzy is convinced that the true cause of the tragedy must have been a rare jellyfish sting-things don't just happen for no reason. 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.

About the Author
Ali Benjamin's work has appeared in print, online, and on television. She lives with her family in rural Massachusetts.