The Thing About Jellyfish is an impressive middle grade book about coping with the death of a friend, growing up and growing apart, and an obsession with jellyfish.
When Suzy’s best friend drowns, she decides that it is jellyfish to blame, and sets out on a mission to prove to everyone that it was the jellyfish. Approaching the world of jellyfish with a fervour, Suzy reaches out to scientists, pouring her grief into determination.
Touching, sad and absolutely filled with fascinating jellyfish facts, I really recommend this first novel from Ali Benjamin. All editions also include stunning jellyfish illustrations.
Also, I recommend getting the hardback and removing the dust jacket – the yellow cover with the sparkly jellyfish is stunning!
Suitable for ages 9+.
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Thank you to Pan Macmillan for sharing this copy with me.