The Thing About Jellyfish

ISBN9780316380843
PublisherHachette Book Group
PublishedApril 4, 2017
Pages352
AuthorAli Benjamin
FormatPaperback
Weight0.3 Kg.
Height7.6 in.
Width5.2 in.
Depth0.9 in.

The Thing About Jellyfish

Ali Benjamin

Paperback

April 4, 2017

Now available in paperback, 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! Oddlot Entertainment has acquired the screen rights to The Thing About Jellyfish, with Gigi Pritzker set to produce with Bruna Papandrea and Reese Witherspoon.

Everyone says that it was an accident... that sometimes things "just happen". But Suzy won't believe it. Ever. 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.

The Thing About Jellyfish

Ali Benjamin

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Information

ISBN9780316380843
PublisherHachette Book Group
PublishedApril 4, 2017
Pages352
AuthorAli Benjamin
FormatPaperback
Weight0.3 Kg.
Height7.6 in.
Width5.2 in.
Depth0.9 in.

Synopsis

Now available in paperback, 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! Oddlot Entertainment has acquired the screen rights to The Thing About Jellyfish, with Gigi Pritzker set to produce with Bruna Papandrea and Reese Witherspoon.

Everyone says that it was an accident... that sometimes things "just happen". But Suzy won't believe it. Ever. 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.

Editorial Reviews

"There are...a lot of children who might not only benefit from this book but also find themselves deeply moved by it."

– New York Times Book Review

"Benjamin's sense of timing and delivery is extraordinary, as she blends the visceral experiences of Suzy's journey with an internal dialogue that is authentic and poignant....readers...will fully immerse themselves in this superbly written, heartfelt novel."

– School Library Journal, starred review

"Reminiscent of works by Jennifer L. Holm and Sharon Creech, Benjamin's novel is a shining example of the highs and lows of early adolescence."

– Publishers Weekly