Ali Benjamin Quotes (Author of The Thing About Jellyfish) (page 2 of 3)
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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. I need you to know that I do not get excited about reading what I call issue-driven books. Two, so many feels! Three, you really risk the message-y-ness. If you can relate to any of the three anxieties, you will do more than fine with The Thing About Jellyfish.
When a tragedy occurs, the natural response for most individuals is to try to make sense of the event, attempting to understand how or why it happened. Upon hearing the news that her best friend, Franny, drowned on vacation, Suzy is desperate to learn the reason why — especially since, as Suzy stresses, Franny was an exceptional swimmer. Suzy's mother, overwhelmed by her daughter's questions, simply reasons, "Sometimes things just happen. During a class trip to the New England Aquarium in Boston, Suzy believes she's discovered the culprit behind Franny's death: the Irukandji jellyfish — deadly, transparent and potentially dwelling in the waters where Franny swam. After researching online, Suzy devices a plan to fly to Australia to meet jellyfish expert Jamie Seymour, whom she believes can confirm her hypothesis and, thus, give Suzy the answers — and perhaps closure — she seeks. But when this venture goes differently than Suzy plans, she learns the importance of focusing not on how one died, but how one lived. Among its many honors, Jellyfish received glowing reviews from critics, appeared in several of last year's top ten lists, and was a National Book Award finalist.
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