The Thing About Jellyfish

Ali Benjamin

The Thing About Jellyfish

Recommendation inspired by:
How does a jellyfish sting? - Neosha S Kashef

Why we love this book:

For years, my favorite books were a melding of “coming of age” and “heart-wrenching.” The Thing About Jellyfish fits that trend. When adults are unable to offer a satisfying answer to explain the sudden death of her best friend, twelve-year-old Suzy Swanson turns to science for answers. With the book structured around the scientific method, Suzy poses the hypothesis that a rare jellyfish caused her friend to drown and sets out to investigate this idea. It’s a story jam-packed with facts about the natural world, and is equally astute in its observations of human nature.

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Rob Smith

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