Book news: The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin

24 Feb

I’ve heard nothing but high praise for this book; a story of love, friendship, growing up, grief and jellyfish! I’ll be reading and reviewing this book soon but I just wanted to share the beautiful cover with you and show you what you have to look forward to next month!

the thing about jellyfish

 

Suzy is 12 when her best friend, Franny, drowns one summer at the beach. It takes two days for the news to reach Suzy, and it’s not something that she can accept: Franny has always been a strong swimmer, from the day they met in swim class when they were just 5. How can someone all of a sudden, just no longer be there?

Suzy realizes that they must have got it wrong: Franny didn’t just drown – she was stung by a poisonous jellyfish. This makes a lot more sense to Suzy’s logical mind than a random drowning – cause: a jellyfish sting; effect: death.

Suzy’s journey to acceptance is quiet – she resolves to either say something important, or say nothing at all. But it’s also bursting with bittersweet humour, heart-breaking honesty, big ideas and small details.

The Thing About Jellyfish is released by Pan Macmillan on 10th March.

You can find out more about this book and author Ali Benjamin at: http://alibenjamin.com/site/

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