5 Stars, Book Reviews, Contemporary, Middle Grade

Review: The Thing about Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin

The Thing About Jellyfish: 5 stars.

The Thing About Jellyfish

A contemporary middle grade story about a girl whose friend died while swimming in the ocean. The MC stops talking entirely after that and becomes obsessive about the idea that a deadly Australian jellyfish must have killed her friend, preferring that to her mom’s answer that “these things just happen sometimes.” The main character is nuanced, and as the story unfolds, you get to see more and more of her very strange mind and the secrets she’s keeping with her silence. I will warn you, this book is WEIRD, but for me, it was weird in all the best ways.

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