Suzy en de kwallen

Ali Benjamin (author), Lidwien Biekmann (translator), Terry Fan (illustrator)
Target audience:
12-14 years and up

Nadat haar voormalige beste vriendin verdrinkt, is Suzy Swanson ervan overtuigd dat dit komt dooreen zeldzame kwallenbeet. Dingen gebeuren immers heus niet zomaar. Teruggetrokken in haar eigen stille wereld, ontwikkelt ze een plan om haar theorie te bewijzen, zelfs als het betekent dat niemand haar gelooft en ze de wereld over moet reizen in haar eentje.

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Suzy en de kwallen
Ali Benjamin
Lidwien Biekmann
Terry Fan Eric Fan
Original language
Original title
The thing about Jellyfish
Houten: Van Goor, 2016
210 p. (ePub2) : ill.

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More than 2 times in Flemish libraries

About Ali Benjamin

Ali Benjamin is an American author of youth literature living in Williamstown, Massachusetts.


Benjamin is known for her debut novel The Thing About Jellyfish, which was a National Book Award for Young People's Literature finalist in 2015, and a New York Times Best Seller. The Thing about Jellyfish is the story of a girl named Suzy who becomes convinced that her friend's accidental drowning was the result of a rare jellyfish sting and not just a random tragedy. The story follows Suzy as she decided to stop speaking in the wake of the loss and as she does whatever it takes to prove her theory correct.

The book has been optioned for film by Reese Witherspoon's production company Pacific Standard, which is a production company dedicated to giving female stories a stronger voice within Hollywood.

The novel has received attention as a book that could encourage girls to consider careers in STEM (Sc…Read more on Wikipedia