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The Thing About Jellyfish

(2015)
A novel by

 
It's peculiar how no-words can be better than words. How silence can say more than noise, or a person's absence can occupy even more space than their presence did.

Suzy is twelve 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 five. 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 an astonishing debut novel from Ali Benjamin, and is perfect for fans of Wonder, Counting By 7s and My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece.

 
Used availability for Ali Benjamin's The Thing About Jellyfish


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Hardback Editions

March 2016 : UK Hardback
Title: The Thing about Jellyfish
Author(s): Ali Benjamin
ISBN: 1-4472-8383-X / 978-1-4472-8383-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 2015 : UK Hardback
Title: The Thing About Jellyfish
Author(s): Ali Benjamin
ISBN: 1-5098-2134-1 / 978-1-5098-2134-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2015 : USA Hardback
Title: The Thing About Jellyfish
Author(s): Ali Benjamin
ISBN: 0-316-38086-5 / 978-0-316-38086-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

April 2017 : USA Paperback
Title: The Thing About Jellyfish
Author(s): Ali Benjamin
ISBN: 0-316-38084-9 / 978-0-316-38084-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: The Thing about Jellyfish
Author(s): Ali Benjamin
ISBN: 1-4472-9125-5 / 978-1-4472-9125-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: The Thing About Jellyfish
Author(s): Ali Benjamin
ISBN: 0-316-34946-1 / 978-0-316-34946-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: The Thing About Jellyfish
Author(s): Ali Benjamin
ISBN: 1-4472-9299-5 / 978-1-4472-9299-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

November 2015 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Thing About Jellyfish: Library Edition
Author(s): Ali Benjamin
ISBN: 1-4789-3870-6 / 978-1-4789-3870-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

November 2015 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Thing About Jellyfish: Library Edition
Author(s): Ali Benjamin
ISBN: 1-4789-3884-6 / 978-1-4789-3884-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

October 2015 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Thing About Jellyfish
Author(s): Ali Benjamin
ISBN: 1-4789-0747-9 / 978-1-4789-0747-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2015 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Thing About Jellyfish
Author(s): Ali Benjamin
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

September 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Thing About Jellyfish
Author(s): Ali Benjamin
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

September 2015 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Thing about Jellyfish
Author(s): Ali Benjamin
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Availability: Amazon UK   



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