2016 hasn’t been a good year for reading. I read only 5 books this year and only reviewed 4. Book 1 of 2016 was lucky to get it’s own full post.
Book 2 of 2016
The thing about jellyfish by Ali Benjamin
It’s so easy to have grief takeover your life and think that you are the only one going through a loss and this is how Suzy felt in this novel. Not only did she become obsessed with jellyfish but she blamed herself for her friend Franny’s death. Suzy had a serious amount of resolve something I personally lack. She resolved not to speak and succeeded for 5 months much to her family’s dismay. This novel also raises awareness on the ever-growing jellyfish population due to the extreme pollution of the oceans. It amazes me that a particular species can thrive during such difficult times. It was a light but informative read.