Everything you need to understand or teach The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin.
A middle school aged girl tried to find a reason to explain why her friend drowned in the novel “The Thing About Jellyfish” by Ali Benjamin. Because Franny had always been a good swimmer Suzy decided Franny’s death must have been caused by the sting of a jellyfish. She set about trying to prove her hypothesis using the scientific method. Themes in the novel include grief, friendship and silence.