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The Thing About Jellyfish

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This book captures grief in an achingly beautiful way. Though grief is a lifelong journey, I was glad that the story ended in hope.
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A poignant book for a young adult. It touched on feelings that I can relate to
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Suzy's best friend Franny died over the summer in a drowning accident at the beach. Suzy believes that her best friend's death was caused by the sting of a rare jellyfish, and she plunges headlong into an investigation to prove this the case.

The Thing About Jellyfish is a strange and lovely tale. Suzy's grief is so tangible, and it's made even more so by the secrets that are slowly revealed as the story moves back and forth between before and after Franny's death. Suzy is an intriguing character, and, though her quirks are never explained, one gets the sense that Suzy's inability to cope is tied up with some greater personal challenges. Ali Benjamin's debut novel is truly an emotional journey.
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This is an absolutely stunning book. I really enjoyed reading it and will be buying a copy for all of my friends.
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So original! And moving. Have been recommending since before publication.
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