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.
Ali Benjamin is a National Book Award Finalist for <i>The Thing About Jellyfish</i>, and the co-writer for HIV-positive teen Paige Rawl’s coming-of-age memoir <i>Positive</i> as well as Tim Howard’s <i>New York Times </i>bestseller <i>The Keeper</i>. She is a member of New England Science Writers and has written for <i>The</i> <i>Boston GlobeMagazine</i>, <i>Martha Stewart’s Whole Living</i>, and Sesame Street. She lives in Massachusetts.