I read a fair number of books last month, but like the month before, I read this book early in the month and I was already sure that it was going to be the featured book. I wasn’t wrong.
The Thing About Jellyfish is one of those books that sounds REALLY weird if you were to tell the plot to someone. In fact I did, I told my husband basically the entire story. It sounded absolutely bonkers. Yet, it all seemed to fit together, even if I couldn’t state it that well. He ended up reading it as well.
This book is written for children, or at least middle schoolers, but I really enjoyed it. I’m going to be honest with you, a read a lot of fiction in this area. I read them partially because they have so much substance and so much honesty, but mostly I read them because I know that there won’t be much (if any) swearing, and there won’t be any sex or violence, and if there is anything like that, it will be written in such a way that doesn’t kill me. I’m pretty sensitive to language and such, I can’t tell you the number of books I’ve started, only to stop them because they dropped the F-bomb more than once.
This book is everything that a book should be. It tells a great story. It deals with real issues (How do we deal with death and grief? Is there a right way to move past it? A wrong way to move past it? How do we gain closure in a situation where we cannot speak to the person we need closure with?). It made me want to learn more about the author.
The premise of the book is that Suzy (The main character) has decided to stop speaking after her best friend dies. She decides the reason that her best friend died must have been a Jellyfish that killed her. She then sets out to prove her theory.
I would definitely recommend this book. Whether old or young, I think we can call relate to that awkward middle school time, even if was a long time ago.
Below you’ll find a link if you’d like to check it out!
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What is your favorite book that you read in the last month?