The Thing About Jellyfish
The Thing About Jellyfish
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The Thing About Jellyfish

Written and illustrated by Ali Benjamin
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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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! After her best friend dies in a drowning accident, Suzy is convinced that the true cause of the tragedy must have been a rare jellyfish sting-things don’t just happen for no reason. 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.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780316380867
    Publication Date
    September 22, 2015
    Page Count
    352
    Reading Age
    10 - 13 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2014044025
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    0316380865
    Lexile® Level
    740L
    ATOS® Book Level
    5
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    7
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    176566
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    MG

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