The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin

“Sometimes things just happen”. How can this brush off possibly justify something as momumental as the death of one’s best friend ? Meant to sooth, the catch phrase sits uneasily in Suzy’s scientifc mind. Haunted by grief and guilt, the compelling young girl devises an ambitious plan to prove that things happen for a reason. And so, on this emotional journey, an educated guess, transforms into a hypothesis, which in turn is subjected to strict scientific method.

The Thing about Jellyfish (F BEN) is a beautifully written, gem of a book about friendship, grief, perspective and … the secrets of writing succesful scientific reports ! And for those that take the plunge, there are many fascinating facts about jellyfish to learn along the way.