Outstanding, Intermediate, Fiction, Young Readers, Friendship, Loss, Grief, Divorce
Suzi Swanson knows what it’s like to be mindful of facts few other children her age have ever fathomed. What she doesn’t know is that her life will be forever changed when she loses someone she deeply cherishes. When the news of the sudden and unexpected death of her closest childhood friend reaches her, she embarks on a journey of no return. She becomes determined to discover what really happened to her friend. Throughout her quest to find the ultimate “truth” about the circumstances of her friend’s inconceivable death, she unveils some truths about the life she’ll inevitably need to go on living and about growing up in a sometimes unpredictable world.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"The Thing About Jellyfish,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 39
, Article 101.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol39/iss2/101