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The thing about jellyfish

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The thing about jellyfish

Benjamin, Ali, author.

New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.

343 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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Twelve-year-old Suzy Swanson wades through her intense grief over the loss of her best friend by investigating the rare jellyfish she is convinced was responsible for her friend's death.

Reading Counts: Level 4.5 / 12.0 Points / 67065.

Lexile: 740L

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ISBN:

9780316380867

LC Call No:

PZ7.1.B453 Th 2015

Dewey Class No:

[Fic] 23

Author:

Benjamin, Ali, author.

Title:

The thing about jellyfish / Ali Benjamin.

Edition:

First edition.

Physical:

343 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

ContentType:

text rdacontent

MediaType:

unmediated rdamedia

CarrierType:

volume rdacarrier

Citation/Refs:

Booklist, 8/1/2015

Citation/Refs:

Horn Book Guide, 4/2016

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Kirkus Reviews, 6/1/2015

Citation/Refs:

Publishers Weekly, 6/8/2015

Citation/Refs:

School Library Journal, 8/2015

Citation/Refs:

Voice of Youth Advocates, 10/2015

Summary:

Twelve-year-old Suzy Swanson wades through her intense grief over the loss of her best friend by investigating the rare jellyfish she is convinced was responsible for her friend's death.

Target Audience:

5.

Target Audience:

4-7.

Target Audience:

740 Lexile.

Study Program:

Accelerated Reader AR-ATOS MG 5.0 7.0 176566.

Study Program:

Reading Counts RC 4.5 12.0 67065.

Subject:

Grief--Fiction.

Subject:

Best friends--Fiction.

Subject:

Friendship--Fiction.

Subject:

Jellyfishes--Fiction.

Subject:

Bereavement--Fiction.

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Patron Reviews

Review by Molly Mayfield.
This book is about a girl named Suzy. Frannie had been her best friend for years and then Frannie became best friends with some other girls. Suzy was mad at Frannie and she ignored her for the summer. Frannie died at the beach in Maine before school started that fall. Everyone believes that she drowned. When Suzy got the news she didn't believe that Frannie had drowned because Frannie had always been a good swimmer. The whole story is about Suzy trying to figure out what really happened to Frannie.

I recommend this book to older kids fifth through eighth grade. It is a sad book. It is also a mystery type of book. If you like mystery or realistic fiction than this is the book for you!

This was a very good book! It definitely deserved the Georgia Book Award Nomination! It was a little sad but overall really good!

Review by Ben Cook.
This book is about a girl that has a friend that has died. They said that she drowned but she knows that her friend was a great swimmer. She thinks that she was stung by a deadly jellyfish and so she seeks out an expert to help her find out how her friend died. If you like books that are more realistic and based in reality, you would really like this book. I personally enjoyed this book a whole lot because it was a real story with a twist.


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