Title: The Thing About Jellyfish
Author: Ali Benjamin
Page Count: 352
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.
This is a good book, but it's kind of sad... I liked it, it was kind of strange at times... I feel like I can relate to it some (I've never lost a best friend, thank God,) and I felt like the writing was very good and Ali Benjamin's a good writer. I like this book, somehow it just wasn't five stars. It was good though, and I liked it.
The Bottom Line: Good book. I'm not sure why it's not five stars.