The thing about jellyfish

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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.

Oddlot Entertainment has acquired the screen rights to The Thing About Jellyfish , with Gigi Pritzker set to produce with Bruna Papandrea and Reese Witherspoon.

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9780316380867
9781478938705
9780316389587
9781478936930
9781536407808
9780316380843
9781478907473
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 5, 7 Points
Lexile measure:
740L
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Grouped Work ID 7ca87ccf-b5fa-4089-0d99-df8758813dd4
Grouping Title thing about jellyfish
Grouping Author benjamin ali
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-02-16 02:23:48AM
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accelerated_reader_interest_level MG
accelerated_reader_point_value 7
accelerated_reader_reading_level 5
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display_description Some hearts beat only about 412 million times. Which might sound like a lot. But the truth is, it barely even gets you twelve years. Suzy Swanson has always known things that others don't. She can explain the sleep patterns of ants. She knows there are 150 million jellyfish stings on the planet every year. She knows that the average middle school kid contains about 20 billion of Shakespeare's atoms. But she can't understand how Franny Jackson's lifetime could be cut so short ... before Suzy could make up for the worst thing she'd ever done to her friend. As Suzy retreats into a silent world of her imagination, she finds that the universe won't allow her escape into grief. Astonishing wonders are all around her ... as are the love and hope she desperately needs to forgive herself.
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subject_facet Adjustment (Psychology) in children, Adjustment (Psychology) in children -- Fiction, Adjustment (Psychology) in children -- Juvenile fiction, Audiobooks, Best friends, Best friends -- Fiction, Best friends -- Juvenile fiction, Children's audiobooks, Electronic books, Fiction, Friendship, Friendship -- Fiction, Friendship -- Juvenile fiction, Friendship in children, Friendship in children -- Juvenile fiction, Grief, Grief -- Fiction, Grief -- Juvenile fiction, Grief in children, Grief in children -- Fiction, Grief in children -- Juvenile fiction, Jellyfishes, Jellyfishes -- Fiction, Jellyfishes -- Juvenile fiction, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Juvenile works, Middle schools, Middle schools -- Fiction, Middle schools -- Juvenile fiction, Novels, Sound recordings
title_display The thing about jellyfish
title_full The Thing About Jellyfish, The thing about jellyfish / Ali Benjamin, The thing about jellyfish / a novel by Ali Benjamin, The thing about jellyfish [electronic resource]. Ali Benjamin, The thing about jellyfish [sound recording] / Ali Benjamin
title_short The thing about jellyfish
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