After Suzy Swanson's best friend, Franny, unexpectedly dies during summer break in a drowning accident, Suzy refuses to talk. She struggles with making friends now that Franny is gone and she isn't satisfied with the last memory she has of Franny, crying and carrying her wet bags down to the office. But she doesn't believe that Franny just died, because things don't just happen. One day, at an aquarium field trip with her class, Suzy spies a poster describing a jellyfish that has migrated far from it's natural habitat, is nearly transparent, and the sting kills almost immediately. Convinced that Franny was stung, and looking for closure, Suzy elaborates a plan to run away from her home, her brother, her mom and fly to Australia to meet with a jellyfish expert and find out the truth about Franny's death. After what she had done to her best friend when she was only trying to help, it was the least she could do. A first perspective novel, with short chapters, and a really good message. A few excerpts from the past years of Suzy's life that explained all the events leading up to Franny's last moment with Suzy really help move the book along, but can be a little confusing at times. Really cute and complex characters. I would recommend this book to my friends.

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