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The Thing About Jellyfish Audio CD – CD, 13 October 2015

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  • Publisher : Hachette Audio; Unabridged edition (13 October 2015)
  • Language : English
  • ISBN-10 : 1478907479
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1478907473
  • Reading age : 8 - 12 years
  • Dimensions : 13.02 x 2.54 x 14.61 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
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"A heartfelt read for kids and adults."
--First for Women Magazine

*"A painful story smartly told, Benjamin's first solo novel has appeal well beyond a middle school audience."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

*"Benjamin's involving novel features clean, fluid writing that is highly accessible, yet rich with possibilities for discussion.... Her highly individual, first-person narrative makes compelling reading.... An uncommonly fine first novel."--Booklist, starred review

*"Benjamin's sense of timing and delivery is extraordinary, as she blends the visceral experiences of Suzy's journey with an internal dialogue that is authentic and poignant....readers...will fully immerse themselves in this superbly written, heartfelt novel."--School Library Journal, starred review

*"Reminiscent of works by Jennifer L. Holm and Sharon Creech, Benjamin's novel is a shining example of the highs and lows of early adolescence."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

*"This novel has it all: just-right pacing, authentic voices and characters, beautifully crafted plot, and superb writing. Readers will find that this story lingers with them after the book is closed."--VOYA, starred review

"Seventh-grade narrator Suzy Swanson will win readers' hearts as she silently struggles to come to terms with her complex emotions over the death of her former best friend."--Shelf Awareness

"There are...a lot of children who might not only benefit from this book but also find themselves deeply moved by it."--New York Times Book Review

About the Author

Ali Benjamin is a National Book Award Finalist for The Thing About Jellyfish, and the co-writer for HIV-positive teen Paige Rawl's coming-of-age memoir Positive as well as Tim Howard's New York Times bestseller The Keeper. She is a member of New England Science Writers and has written for The Boston GlobeMagazine, Martha Stewart's Whole Living, and Sesame Street. She lives in Massachusetts.

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