The Thing About Jellyfish Quotes

Ali Benjamin
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Sometimes you want things to change so badly, you can’t even stand to be in the same room with the way things actually are.”
-- Narrator (Part One, Touch paragraph 21)

Importance: Suzy’s feeling that she couldn’t stay in the room at the aquarium with her classmates without Franny being there was what made her wander away from the group to the jellyfish exhibit. It was there that Suzy began developing her hypothesis that Franny had drowned because she was stung by a jellyfish.

They didn’t make sense because the way things ended between us was not the way they were supposed to end. They were not the way anything should ever end.”
-- Narrator (Part One, Sometimes Things Just Happen paragraph 16)

Importance: Suzy was grieved by her friend’s death not only because Franny was gone but also because their friendship did not end well.

Maybe Mom was wrong. Maybe things don’t just happen, like she’d tried to tell me. Maybe...
-- Narrator (Part Two, Best Educated Guess paragraph 3)

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