Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The Thing About Jellyfish

The Thing About Jellyfish

By Ali Benjamin



When Suzy's ex-best friend Frannie dies in a drowning accident, she becomes convinced that it is all because of a jellyfish. She believes that things don't just happen for no reason. She was deeply affected when Frannie died, believing that it was all her fault. She knows that she's got to say sorry, and doing that means to say nothing. To escape this world of silence, she runs away, clear across the globe. This book was wonderful and I liked how it does all those flash backs to when they were still friends, and the time when they were breaking up. This book was a big happily ever after, and I was there every second of it.







HAPPILY EVER AFTER

"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."




Counting By 7's

Counting By 7's

By Holly Goldberg Sloan





This was actually the first book to make it onto my favorites list, and it is the best book in the world.
It's about a 6th grader named Willow. She is an orphan and a medical genious, who finds it comforting to count by 7's. And then tragedy strikes. When both her foster parents die in a car crash, she is left with only a few friends: Dell, her slightly overweight school counseler; a highschool girl and boy from Vietnam; Pattie, a Vietnamese nail salon owner; and Jairo Hernandez, a Mexican taxi driver who's never been to school. 
The strange thing is, this book is not a tragedy. It is a happily ever after.


HAPPILY EVER AFTER

" For someone grieving, moving forward is the challenge. Because after extreme loss, you want to go back."